Continuing its legacy of signing pioneering artists across genres and geography, Astralwerks announces its newest signing MIGHTY OAKS with the debut single “Brother” out today and the upcoming “Brother” EP out October 7th. A full-length album is set for release in the US in 2015.
The Berlin-based trio of international musicians – Ian Hooper (US), Claudio Donzelli (Italy), and Craig Saunders (UK) – brings a uniquely global perspective to classic American roots rock. Three-part vocal harmonies, acoustic guitars, and mandolins are the core of Mighty Oaks songs. Smooth bass lines and simple drums are the heartbeat of its sound with driving electric guitars adding depth as front-man Ian Hooper layers lyrics both melancholy and hopeful atop rustic refrains that call to mind the Pacific Northwest of the Seattle native’s birthplace.