2017-09-12 19:10:58 UTC
"Come Alive" is a track from Floridian rockers The Hails, off their debut EP "Impel ".
The Hails, a five-piece rock band from Gainesville, Florida, have been together for less than two years. In this short time, they’ve been building a fan base around the state of Florida, with concentrations in Gainesville and Miami. Their first EP, Impel, was released July 20, 2017. With a sound that has been compared to Radiohead, but isn’t confined to one genre, The Hails’ music captures the attention of a variety of listeners. As one music blogger put it, “Their sound is a fresh cross between the grit of classic rock with the smooth undertones of new age alternative.”
“Impel is a collection of five songs that we felt really good about from multiple standpoints,” lead singer Robbie Kingsley says. “There’s a cohesiveness to the project, but every song is different from the next. We’re proud of it and we want to hear what the world thinks.”
In the month or so that the five-song EP has been out, the band has already been receiving attention for their work. The Hails were asked to appear on NBC 6 in Miami for a live performance to celebrate the release of Impel. The band continues to gig heavily in Gainesville, as they have been preparing to take their show all across the country.
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