ONCE TOLD was written in protest against the current Irish laws on abortion. Julie recently told online magazine in the UK, “Ireland has some of the most restrictive abortion regulations in Europe. There are so many layers to this situation that make it incredibly unhealthy for women in Ireland. In the video we tried to express a sense of claustrophobia and frustration of trying to get your voice heard when their is no real desire from much of society to acknowledge a problem in the first place.”
New Irish live dates will be announced over the coming weeks. The London based quartet fronted by Galway woman Julie Hough, cannot wait to bring their new EP to Ireland for live shows.
HAWK who formed in its current line up in spring 2013, is quickly becoming a favourite of Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq, Frank Skinner, Simon Raymonde among many others in the UK, together with being play listed by XFM, BBC Radio 6 and Amazing Radio to name a few. While May 2015’s ‘Glass’ (released in solidarity with the Irish Marriage Equality YES campaign) has been the attraction for some new admirers in media circles in the UK, others such as Tom Robinson & Dave Rowntree have being following the band for some time. Of the band’s ‘Clock Hands’ (rel spring 2015) UK release BBC Radio 6’s Tom Robinson is quoted as saying “Clock Hands is one of the strongest records we’ve played all year”, and Dave Rowntree of XFM “Almost impossibly beautiful”
Over twenty-four months many have embraced HAWK here in Ireland also. From Today FM’s Paul McLoone Show, RTE Radio 1’s Arena, 98FM’s John Barker, Roddie Cleere, Beat 102 103, iradio, 2XM to Golden Plec, Nialler9, Hotpress.com, irishtimes.com, the support for the band at radio & online superb. Support we believe is well placed.
The band’s sound is evolving to a more beautiful state than the previous with each release. HAWK’s star just like their followers is on the rise.