Discovery: Highly Suspects

Highly Suspects are a three-times Grammy nominated rock band from the US with just a hint of Kings of Leon about them.

By Graeme Smith

The band have got quite a reputation stateside, with new track Sixteen featuring on their third album MCID, announced today, but this is the first time they’ve come across the virtual York Calling desk. Sixteen is a great example of modern rock with a strong story set out from the first second. Frontman Johnny Steven’s gritty vocals are backed by a gospel choir before the rest of the band kick in with a highly catchy and emotive arrangement.

Fans of Kings of Leon will love a bit of Highly Suspects. Check out the lyric video for Sixteen below.