2015 has been a wild year for Brooklyn, NY based Hank & Cupcakes. After the release of their 2nd studio album 'Ca$h 4 Gold' and a successful crowd funding project to buy a touring van, the band embarked on a year long tour and has been playing festivals nationwide including Summerfest, Voodoo Fest, Riverbend, Musikfest, Backwoods, Nashville Pride and more. Hank & Cupcakes have been significantly growing their fan base thanks to the duo's explosive high energy live show. The band's unique performance, creativity and undeniable bond with their fans makes their rise inevitable.
Flush with simmering sexuality and irresistible dance pulse, Hank & Cupcakes are the coalescence of rock without guitars, pop without synthesizers, everything you would NOT expect them to be. Named in reference to notorious Charles ‘Hank’ Bukowski and one of his lovers ‘Cupcakes’, this Brooklyn based duo by way of Tel Aviv Israel & Melbourne Australia defy modern rock-pop expectations with their full luscious sound, breathtaking stage personas and the brutal honesty with which they play.
Pedal board magician Hank commands an army of pedals with his bass guitar while powerhouse vocalist/drummer Cupcakes dominates the drums standing up (!) while belting out emotive and groove filled vocals, making it difficult to believe there are only two people on stage. With a recklessness reminiscent of Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, an early RHCP rawness, a fun-punk Ting Tings vibe and a ‘The Kills’ raw rock sex appeal, Hank & Cupcakes are the embodiment of all of those, creating a new hybrid of music motivated by true freedom and boundless limits.
Hailed by MTV as a “Fresh new artist with an infectious blend of electro pop goodness” by Paste Magazine as “Irresistibly Danceable” and as having a “Funky Fresh Sound” by the New York Post, the powerful duo are now honing their explosive live performances in front of audiences as they tour the country in support of their second album ‘CA$H 4 GOLD’.