What the hell is Island Pop Rock? Throw in some early No Doubt, add a dash of Katy Perry, some Island flair, the ecclectiveness of The Clash and top it off with the energy of the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs and you’ve got The Throwdowns.
Hailing from the island of Maui, they’ve made their way around the islands and they’re making their way this week back to Oahu.
The Throwdowns consist of the vocals of Erin Smith, Ola Shaw on guitar, Ian Hollingsworth on the drums and Kimo Clark on the bass. Each a force of their own in talent and energy. They’ve opened for numerous bands like Sublime, Steel Pulse, Orianthi, The Fray, Train, Panic at the Disco and many others.
They’ve spent many weeks at the top of the local pop charts with “Kihei Town” and “Shake Your Bones”; from their Debut album “Don’t Slow Down”, which was nominated for 2 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. They’ve been featured in Maui Times, Inspire, On Maui, and Maui Scene magazines.
Their just released album titled “Legs of Our Own” is already hitting the top of the local charts with the tracks: “Stay HI”, “Heart Attack”, and “Swallow Me Whole”.
The thing about The Throwdowns is you can’t lay a label on their style of music; you could call them punk, pop, alternative, indie, reggae, or rock. Which is why the band has such a wide appeal to their fans.