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Adam Knight is a musician by nature, playing guitar for the indie rock band Shallow Glow and writing music for several projects ranging from blues rock to groove metal to indie folk.
He started working with the Crew Rock Radio on the Off Your Rocker show playing an eclectic mix of indie, rock, punk and metal.
Adam grew up listening to Sum 41, Offspring, Green Day, Whitesnake, Guns N Roses and Avenged Sevenfold before discovering Nirvana by chance.
His first show was a life changing experience seeing Black Sabbath and Megadeth in 2016. Since then he has devoted his time to playing and writing music and now sharing the music he loves with people through the Off Your Rocker show.
For the past few years Adam’s taste has only gotten more and more varied and now his favourites range from the British rock sounds of Pretty Vicious, Nothing But Thieves and Arctic Monkeys through to stoner metal bands like Acid King and Electric Wizard, to the bluesy hard rock sounds of Leaf Hound and Led Zeppelin.
Adam’s top 10 albums are just as mixed as Off Your Rocker’s playlists:
- Arctic Monkeys – Humbug – For the off the wall poetic lyrics and a devotion to timeless vibey sounds.
- Radiohead – In Rainbows – An album that has amazing songwriting and a consistent vibe throughout while still experimenting in classic Radiohead fashion
- Black Sabbath’s self titled album – For its unrivalled blues attitude and gritty performance all around
- Nirvana – Nevermind – The album that made me fall in love with rock music and one of the most consistently good albums throughout its full length
- Led Zepellin 1 – With emotional tracks, classic hard rockers and trips into heavy psychedelia this is my go to Zep album
- Metallica – Ride the Lightning Blazing – powerful and still melodic. As far as I’m concerned this is the best that thrash gets
- Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane Over the Sea – Surrealist lyrics and raw yet well crafted indie folk classics from start to finish. A true cult classic album
- Alice in Chains – Dirt Grunge at its peak. Heavy riffs from my favourite guitar player of all time and gut wrenching vocal performances from one of the greatest vocalists ever
- Screaming Trees – Sweet Oblivion – Nirvana fused alt rock and punk to find the iconic grunge sound. Screaming Trees swapped the punk for psychedelia and the result is emotional, powerful and timeless
- Darlia – Petals – A modern classic from a great indie rock band. A short but sweet exercise in big choruses and big modern rock sounds