Since 2012, the trio known as Ohio Knife have been whipping up hard-hitting rock and roll that stays loyal to the blue collar roots of their home base of Cincinnati. With a sound that comes across as a grittier punk rock Bruce Springsteen meets the Midwestern roots and straightforward punch of Lifter Puller, Ohio Knife make a fitting soundtrack for a rowdy, whiskey-soaked night out with the boys. Jason Snell brings raspy, two-toned howls that would make Lemmy proud while bassist Scotty Wood and drummer Joe Suer provide a pounding backbone to make for some gloriously sleazy garage boogie. The band does it all with heart, letting you know they’re pouring themselves into every note.
All of this can be heard on Ohio Knife forthcoming album, the awesomely titled Scalp Or Be Scalped, which comes out October 21st. Today we are stoked to premiere one of the album’s standout tracks right here on Glide Magazine. “Day and Night” is a piano-driven rocker that hits like a three-minute punch to the gut. The tune moves fast and you’ll find yourself fighting the urge to bang your head and jump around while singing along to the euphoric chorus. You’ll be surprised that this shotgun blast of rock and roll is actually a love song.
As frontman Jason Snell puts it, “The song ‘Day and Night’ is all about the chase — finding someone, something, and holding on. Every relationship takes time and effort, we wanted to create a tune that was both catchy and rocking, but also a song you could shout out when find yourself chasing that special one on a cloudy day.”
Ohio Knife’s new album Scalp Or Be Scalped will be available October 21st on vinyl, CD and digital formats.
Band site: http://www.ohio-knife.com
OHIO KNIFE 2016 DAY & NIGHT TOUR DATES:
Sep. 16 Columbia, MO, Cafe Berlin (w/ New Tongues)
Sep. 18 Denver, CO, 3 Kings Tavern
Sep. 22 Las Vegas, NV, Double Door Saloon
Sep. 23 Joshua Tree, CA, Taylor Junction
Sep. 24 Lake Tahoe, CA, Whiskey Dicks Saloon
Sep. 25 San Francisco, CA, Hotel Utah (w/ Future Twin & 1988)
Sep. 27 Medford, OR, Johnny B’s (w/ Snailmate)
Sep. 28 Eugene, OR, Old Nick’s Pub (w/ The Fabulous Wendy & Glass Cat)
Sep. 29 Portland, OR, Waypost (w/ The Hugs & Poison Beaches)
Sep. 30 Seattle, WA, Funhouse (w/ Piston Ready & KLAW)
Oct. 21 Cincinnati, OH (VINYL RELEASE), Woodward
(additional dates to be announced soon)
Cover photo: Matt Dorman