The Kamals are a five piece Heavy Blues band from the Heart of America, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The band's sound comes from a combination of 60's psychedelia, underground soul, and the 90's desert scene of Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age. The band has a self-titled EP (Feb 2012) and have released their debut LP, "Dwellers" in June of 2013. The Kamals adopt a DIY attitude when it comes to their producing their music.
“We recorded it all by ourselves. We worked our asses off since October, trying to get everything right,” singer and guitarist Zak Kaczka said. “We stopped when everything sounded as good as we could make it.”
-Joshua Boydston, Oklahoma Gazette
Formed in August of 2011, the Kamals have played nearly a hundred shows in and around the Oklahoma City metro area. They have opened for national touring acts such as Radio Moscow(Alive Records), The Dirty Streets(Alive Records), The Bright Light Social Hour, and Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights at the historic Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa, OK. In March of 2013, the band was invited to play SXSW.
"...The Kamals unleashed it, as their rock veered almost into metal/thrash speed and heaviness. They don’t totally let go of melody, as a keyboard and a harmonica solo appeared."
"If you like your rock heavy, then The Kamals are your band."
-Stephen Carradini, Oklahoma Gazette
The Kamals are
Loren Williams (Vocals, Fender Rhodes)
Trey Allen (Bass)
River Myers (Drums)
Bradley Nance (Guitar)
Zachary Kaczka (Vocals, Guitar) [+]