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.
Article by Beth Kirkbride