Cobalt Interview on Q101

Click the above link to hear Tom’s interview on Q101’s Local 101 show on 01.01.2011!

What people have been saying about Cobalt & the Hired Guns:

“The Chicago quintet presents a swinging blend of Americana, folk punk, pop and traditional rock in their perfectly calibrated live shows. A full-length album is due out soon and promises to be the group’s most dynamic project to date.” – Sun Times Online


delilogoThe Double Single was the perfect way to kick off a Chicago summer. “You Left Your Sweater” is a boot stomping anthem about the transitory nature of summer love ..and the addition of Alexander’s sweet vocals on “Of Summer” is delightful and fills the track with the sort of tension that tugs at your heart strings. -The Deli Chicago [read the full article & interview]

93xrt“[“Of Summer”] builds slowly and kicks into something real nice… Angelic vocals.”

-Richard Milne, WXRT 93.1


BrooklynRocks (4)“Cobalt & the Hired Guns are a great live band and, for lack of a better word, their shows are simply fun. As I’ve seen too many mopey, lo-fi bands this summer, it is nice to a see a band that actually enjoys themselves on stage.”Brooklyn Rocks Blog


roclogo“…Incredibly charming, poppy, youthful music…”Roctober Magazine

brooklyn-paper-logoWhat do we know about these guys? I know that they ROCK! Yeah, it’s a hit!” The Brooklyn Paper [watch the video review]


jerseybeat[The Double Single is] seven minutes worth of neatly hoppin’ and harmonic country-tinged pop-rock fun. The lively tempos and jumpin’ beats keep things peppy and rousing while the robust vocals and snappy playing are both up to speed.” The Jersey Beat [read the full article]

jerseybeat“[Jump the Fence is] a smooth-jumpin’ blast of pure straight-up cookin’ basic rock’n’roll, this album goes down easy with a good deal of flair and spark to spare. There’s no dreaded pretense or needless flashy razzle-dazzle to speak of … The pleasant vocals, clean and crisp arrangements, and proficient playing keep things bubbling along throughout. A solid and worthwhile album.” The Jersey Beat [read the full article]


kingtello_logo_small“They remind me of a band that would be playing at a party in a movie that is more fun than a party that would happen in real life” -Mike Raspatello of Kingtello Productions


fearlesslogo“If you’re looking for a cool twist to Americana music, SouthSide recommends checking out Cobalt & the Hired Guns at their next show.”

-SouthSide of the Town, Fearless Radio Blog [read the full article]


UR-logo“If you’re into ska or punk-tinged rock music, you’ll appreciate the high energy of this band.” UR Chicago Magazine