Highbeams consists of three brothers who have their own style, their own brand, of stirring and uplifting Folk Rock music on the scene today. Formed in 2012, this trio has already released two full-length albums and have covered the Southeast with performances. They have also shared the stage with some of today’s hottest performers like Vertical Horizon and Col Bruce Hampton.
Currently touring and promoting their latest release they are putting forth every opportunity to make those dreams come true of sharing their music around the world.
“On every track, Highbeams deliver thoughtful and relatable lyrics that are among the best released by a DIY band this year” – I Am Entertainment
“crisp timing, gentle instrumentation and a wide range of thematic ability – they’ve got a good thing going and they’re sharing it through their music” – Rust Magazine
“joy and energy… clever backing vocals… direct, vulnerable and sincere” – The Even Ground Online Magazine
Instrumentally this trio is on target and one of the top ten best folk artists I’ve reviewed this year. Their music is fresh, bright, crisp, and clear. The vocals are tight and harmonies are well balanced and true on the mark.
The music is pure. It’s not muddied or watered down. It’s mixed and mastered with a steady hand and a true ear.
“Someday” gave me chills. My husband is a studio engineer has always said that when a song gave me chills it must be a keeper. I agree. This song gave me chills and to me that makes it a winner. I love the harmonies and the guitar presence is crystal clear. Please check it out for your self here. I loved the pallet of the piano in this song.
“Mess We Made” is another one of my favorites on this album. I enjoyed them all, but, this one stood out more for me. I enjoyed the intro and the percussion section. The group may have only three members but the depth and texture of the talent would lead you to believe there are more members involved. The production on the album is clean and the sound implies a larger group distinction.
“Talking To Myself” has a nice edge to it. It’s a solid note in this soft rock collection that is sure to become an all-time favorite. It expresses empathy, powerful emotions, and honest feeling. It speaks of letting go and sharing yourself with the world around and not holding back. You can’t reach the stars if you limit yourself and self-encouragement is a must in today’s world.
Highbeams have opened for: Brothers Osborne, Vertical Horizon, Chase Bryant, Col Bruce Hampton.
They won the Undiscovered Artist Final at Madlife Stage and Studios, and Songwriters open mic at Red Clay Music Foundry.
Their music has held radio play on radio105.7 Atlanta, 99x Atlanta. They have also held TV spots on 11Alive Atlanta, Channel 9 News Chattanooga, and Channel 3 WRCB Chattanooga, TN.
Highbeams members are Adam Pendlington on vocals, guitar, and bass, Stephen Quinn on vocals, bass, and guitar and Ian Pendlington with backing vocals, Cajon, and piano. The group presents in the styles of Folk Rock, Folk Pop, Indie Folk, and Americana with a splash of soft rock. This album reminds me of artists like Poco, Mumford and Sons, The Avett Brothers, and Jackson Browne.
This album was written, produced and recorded in a home studio with Stephen Quinn creating the cover art. The album is on an independent label, Blanket Fort and was released on October 1, 2018.
For more information on Highbeams and “Keep Meaning It” check out their sites below. Note: All media links and photos courtesy of Independent Music Promotions.