“North New Jersey's The Hammers smolder and smoke. Their brand of R&B influenced rock draws from the origins. Nods to Big Joe Turner, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Sun R&B provide the backbone. The band's seasoned vets make their originals sound like they were birthed 50 years ago. The music has style, but doesn't sound stylized. This is a confident band of exceptional musicians that show their love of the roots of rock and roll, adding to the canon, not just aping it.
Miles Of Music
“.....the kind of band that plays to a sweaty,heaving crowd in some back-street dive.....a cd of unremitting urban blues, rhythm and blues and rock'n'roll.”
— Now Dig This (UK)
“....Sonics are excellent and the singing and playing are superb on the self-released, "Newark Fried Chicken."”
— Blues Review Quarterly