Posh Hammer is a teenage trio whose musical talent and vintage influences belie their age — Navied recently turned 18, while twins Tasnim and Tiam are 16. The Asheville-based pop rock band has been generating buzz in the Southeast with their updated 70’s glam style and indie pop sound since they started headlining shows two years ago.
The siblings have made their music careers a top priority, even convincing their parents to homeschool them so that they can dedicate more of their time to recording and gigging. Lead guitarist Navied co-writes the band’s catchy power-pop tunes with vocalist and frontwoman Tasnim while Tiam holds down the groove on bass. The band recorded their debut album, Some Other Time, Some Other Place, at Echo Mountain Recording Studios in early 2014 and is slated to release their newest EP, A Revolt into Style this year. A tour, music video for the song “Absolutely Everyone” and a follow-up EP are already in the works.
While Posh Hammer’s sound is decidedly contemporary, Navied says he and his sisters were “raised on a mix of 60s, 70s and 80s pop,” and those influences are apparent. With Tasnim’s gutsy vocals, Tiam’s driving bass lines and Navied’s clever hooks, Posh Hammer draws inspiration from the likes of David Bowie, Roxy Music, The Cars, The Killers, and Bleachers, to name a few.
It’s a sound and a style that has drawn attention from the Asheville music scene and media. Asheville Grit describes the band as “not just a regular, old rock band, but a retro-pop, super-stylish band writing and playing original songs and rocking looks inspired by people and music that were around long before they were born.” Asheville’s Mountain Xpress writes, “Posh Hammer has learned much in a relatively short time about what it takes to be successful in the music industry.”
And what exactly does success mean for the young band? Right now, it’s a matter of working hard to put their music out there. “Our goal is to share our music with as many people as we can,” says Navied. In this regard, they say living under the same roof helps. “We think being siblings has made it easier for Posh Hammer to be one musical unit that happens to contain three distinct personalities,” says Navied. “Rather than three musical individuals who just happen to be in a band.”