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04.15.22 By popular demand: List of Certified Kn

By popular demand: List of Certified Knocky™ bands

A list of dope (or... knocky) bands I've discovered in the last 6 months. Pretty much all with a somewhat similar sound. Not necessarily an exhaustive or finished list; in no particular order. Feel free to leave relevant recommendations in comments!

Chief among them. See my comments on Lula Divinia and The Egg's review pages for inane rants about how much I love them.

First of these bands I got into. Fantastic Planet is... well... knocky. Or even Fantastic. Take your pick. In seriousness, it's one of my all time favorites.

Probably the chillest / most shoegazey band on this list, but I'll allow it.

Fun fact: The drums on Mount Hopeless by Melody's Echo Chamber (off of their awesome s/t album) sound almost exactly the same as the drums on Turnstile Blues.

One of the most recent bands I've gotten into. I tried them awhile back to no avail, but something clicked this time around. Potentially for fans of Shiner

Any band with Allen Epley's blessing is probably badass, these guys were no exception.
6The Stella Link

Somewhat little known band but they have some slappers for sure. Great drums, melodies, and overall mathy, maybe even proggy sound.
7The Life and Times

Frontman Allen Epley's follow up project to Shiner's original run. Naturally, they kick ass.

Quintessentially knocky band. I think I read that they had a substantial influence on Million Dead (the following feature on this list) and it's definitely evident, especially in vocal delivery.
9Million Dead

Probably the most aggressive sound of any of these bands. Great fun.
10Narrow Head

Newest band on this list! Cool underwater sounding shoegazey... sound.

Brought to sputnik by yours truly :D

Have only spun their lone LP a couple times, but "Coffin Notes" stacks up pretty well with any one track by any band on this list

Can't think of any much interesting to say about them, but cool band.

"Lions" in particular is knocky as fug

𝘕𝘰𝘵 the prog rock / metal outfit here on Sputnik that is inexorably linked.

Only place I've been able to find their stuff is on Youtube. They've got an album called In Stereo. Sublime heavy and spaced out sound, and masterful drums.

I should have amended this weeks ago when I discovered these guys cuz it's a sin to not have this band on here, they are THE quintessential


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