Track of the Week: Stepping Stone // Hankks

Opening with a driving drumbeat, before slick and catchy chords intertwine, ‘Stepping Stone’ by Birmingham based band, Hankks is a sure fire way to shake yourself into action if you’ve got a case of the Monday blues.

Hailing from a city which has seen an abundance of talented indie groups emerge in recent years (Peace, Swim Deep and Jaws to name but a few) it seems that Hankks are yet another reason for Birmingham to be marked on the musical map. With confident choruses, and lyrics steeped in a refreshing sense of honesty: “she says she loves me down to the bone / do I really love you, or are you just a stepping stone?” you’d be missing an opportunity if you didn’t download the track free from the band’s SoundCloud page.

It’s amazing that this is the band’s first aural offering – displaying professionalism and originality from the get go, this is a sure fire sign of exciting things to come from Hankks.

You can follow the band on SoundCloud and like them on Facebook to make sure you’re the first to know what they do next.

Article by Beth Kirkbride