Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Wakey!Wakey! have announced a 9-date tour of the UK for October 2011, having sold out London’s Scala on their last UK trip. The tour begins in Nottingham on 10 October, and includes a stop at London’s Heaven on 19 October. It follows the release of Wakey!Wakey!’s first full-length studio album - Almost Everything I Wish I’d ...
Friday, May 13, 2011
Kartel is pleased to welcome Brooklyn based group Wakey! Wakey! to our label management roster. The band is the brainchild of Mike Grubbs, who may be a familiar face to some having played the recurring role of bartender/musician 'Grubbs' in the hit US TV show 'One Tree Hill'. Wakey! Wakey! have made their presence known over the past coup...
Wakey! Wakey! is the brainchild of Mike Grubbs. The band have made their presence known over the past couple years by finding a perfect balance between crowd-pleasing pop and art-damaged indie rock.
Grubbs is a charismatic and eccentric frontman, slapping his piano around and singing like his life depends on it while conducting a rich backdrop of sweeping strings, heavenly harmonies, and enough delicate details to make Wakey!Wakey!’s first proper LP feel like an Oscar-nominated film soundtrack.
Hit US TV show 'One Tree Hil'l creator Mark Schwahn loved a Wakey!Wakey! set so much he tapped their sun-stroked “War Sweater” track for season 6’s finale and recruited Grubbs for a recurring role in the series, a bartender/musician named, err, Grubbs—a strangely familiar life story hinted at in such standout Wakey!Wakey! songs as “Almost Everything,” “Twenty-Two,” and “Got It All Wrong.”