"It's honest, raw and powerful!" - Bob Margolin
"...sounds like Black Sabbath meets T-Model Ford" - "You guys sound like four people" - The Low Counts are Matt Walsh and Austin Hicks, a Rock-n-Roll guitar-drum duo based in High Point, North Carolina. They released their debut album in March 2014 and attracted rave reviews and loyal fans from their frenzied live shows. Since then they have released an EP on the Grimtale Records label (May 2015) and more recently their second full length album, Years Pass By (December 2015). The Low Counts' original music is a hodgepodge of the all of the sounds that influence Matt Walsh and Austin Hicks the most.
You'll find them effortlessly combining early 40's and 50's Mississippi/Urban/Piedmont Blues, 50's Sun Records styled Rock/Rockabilly, 60's Garage Rock, 70's Stoner Rock, Psychedelia, old Country, Stax Soul, Hip-Hop or whatever else they can find to throw in the pot. As long as it comes out of the mash-up sounding original, real, fresh and if it rocks, it gets their stamp of approval. This duo isn't easy to categorize, but one thing anyone could agree on is that whatever comes out of it is always no-nonsense, raw, energetic, primal and coming from many music avenues at once, weaving them into one unique sound. If you must call it something, call it Rock-N-Roll.