The Havknotz are a groundbreaking local Hip Hop trio that have been active in the Sydney music scene for several years. Consisting of established emcee Losty, rock inspired multi-instrumentalist and beat maker, Waza and turntable veteran DJ Kilmer, their sounds is a powerful combination of rap and rock, performed with raw intensity and emotion.
The Havknotz 2011 debut release, The Music-Life-Plan EP met glowing reviews across Australian media. The EP included collaborations with accomplished artists such as Ill Bill (La Coka Nostra), Sadat X (Brand Nubian), Rob Hurst (Midnight Oil), & DJ Morgs to name a few.
Since then, The Havknotz have been on the road supporting top shelf local and international artists such as the Wu Tang Clan, House of Pain, YelaWolf, Method Man & Redman, Necro, He’d P.E, Ill Bill, Bone Thugs & Harmony & many more, as well as festival slots and club gigs. The group has solidly built their reputation as a high quality live act, with a steady growing fan base.
Showcasing their experience, growth and diversity, the trio is back with their long awaited second EP, Rise Above. Drawing from the last 3 years on the road, The Havknotz have constructed seven new tracks on this latest EP, which promises to appeal to a wider audience, while remaining faithful to their original sound.
The first single release is Wild Child featuring vocals by newcomer, Cactus. Losty’s raspy vocal delivery gives a chronological timeline about growing up and learning from his mistakes, while the guitar riff & scratches are prominent throughout the track. In a time when a lot of music follows formulas and protocol, The Havknotz follow no one, and Wild Child certainly showcases their originality. Both EP’s are currently available on iTunes.
Pave the Way feat. Arnott Oilseed
Wild Child feat. Cactus
Belly Of The Beast
Fade Away feat. Cactus