For the longest time, the bio on the Witnesses' web page read "the Witnesses are a rock band from New York City." A description rather astute in its simplicity, this is the most accurate statement to be made about the band. Even a cursory glance at their live show would provide sufficient evidence; unconcerned with the frills of New York City scene's rock conventions, the Witnesses prefer to just cut loose with bravado and abandon. They cut a very limited 12" EP for Hungry Eye Records of 4 songs that are staples of their live set.


EYE 02

Witnesses, we're taking over

The Witnesses- We're Taking Over 12"

New York City's newest Rock n Roll exports, the Witnesses continue their whirlwind conquest of the Naked City with this latest release. Combining equal doses of soul and swagger, they offer up four songs of vigorous bluesy rock nroll devoid of any garage rock pretension. Pressed for their debut appearance in the UK for their tour supporting Har Mar Superstar, this limited 12" EP provides a great introduction for those of you who've yet to hear them.


See also:


  • MP3 Samples

    We're Taking Over

  • Video

    We're Taking Over

    Mannequin (from their debut album on Howler Records)


Review of the Witnesses' song "I Should Not Have to Ask" which appears on the Yes NY compilation alongside the likes of Interpol, the Strokes, the Rapture, Radio 4, and more.

Live review of the Witnesses from the Stereo Effect webzine

Featurefrom New York City's weekly newspaper, the Village Voice, on the Witnesses' month-long residency at Manitoba's bar on Ave B in NYC

The Witnesses, mavens of New York’s fashionable rock

The Witnesses: This band needs to be seen to be believed


the witnesses playing live