Discovering a band that churns out songs so catchy and infectious that the choruses get stuck in your head for days is diamond-rare, and Seattle, Washington’s In Cahoots is exactly that kind of gem of a band. In Cahoots, with their crushing guitar riffs, down-tempo melodies, and soaring, golden vocals, is the real deal. They hit sweet spots with energy to spare, blanket crowds with fuzzy tones, and uplift with expert songwriting that transports those lucky enough to catch them onstage to an exalted place.
After having played extensively in the Pacific Northwest, the band recorded their debut self-titled EP in 2011 at Hey Darlin' studios with producer by Nathan Ackley. Mastered by rock icon Kurt Bloch (Fastbacks, Young Fresh Fellows). There second album (full-length) was recorded at Contact Create Studios with Bubba Jones (Digable Planets) and will be out early 2013. In Cahoots is also working on a 5 song ep for 2013 —in fact, their recorded material actually may be some kind of addictive drug.
Vocalist and guitarist Christina Cramer doesn’t just practice rock: she lives it. Cramer has taught vocals and songwriting at Seattle’s Rock School, and is a professionally trained music theorist and jazz performance artist. The In Cahoots song "Borrowed Time", written by Christina Cramer, was a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Drummer Dave Crossett has graced the presence of many bands, including Criss Crass and Pleasure Victim. Bassist Rich Huston is a veteran of the East coast music scene and can play every song in The Smiths catalogue from memory. Brad Judy is a Dentist who also plays a mean lead guitar and brushes twice a day.
Often likened to Seattle darlings Visqueen or vocal heavy-hitters The Gossip, In Cahoots is a shining example of a band that thrives alongside the amazing female-fronted bands in their region.
In Cahoots was chosen as KISW’s Loud and Local band of the week, and have recently appeared on Q13 Fox Television, the Rock and Roll Marathon and Art Zone on the Seattle Channel. In Cahoots also founded Rock Out for Animals, an annual benefit for the Seattle Humane Society. Look for them at SXSW as part of the Critical Sun showcase!