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Keeps Me Out – Hawk

HAWK combine an abrasive edge with celestial vocals, to create a driving, expansive sound, with activism at its core. HAWK have been compared to Warpaint and The Cranberries with hints of Slow Dive and Radiohead.

Their music covers subjects like inequality, exclusion, gender-preconceptions and generalisations faced by different social groups every day. Their acute social awareness is a trait that the band hold dear conveying their message with beauty and grace, with triggering, dreamlike soundscapes to mirror the inequalities they witness in everyday life.

HAWK formed in London in 2014, where they also formed their label, Veta Records. Amongst the band’s supporters are Noisey, Stereogum, Clash, The Line of Best Fit and Amazing Radio, who have all commented on HAWK’s dynamic sound and compelling subject matters. New single ‘Keeps Me Out’ is out now!🔺 http://spoti.fi/2phn14T

The Hunt – HAWK – OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

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 playlisted 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 been 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”

Once Told – HAWK – OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

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.

Once Told – HAWK – OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

HAWK have shared a new track and video for ‘Once Told’, a protest song about Ireland’s current abortion laws.

‘Sleep’ – HAWK – OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

Julie Hough of HAWK explains:

‘Firstly, the idea that this is a single episode of an old lost Irish kids show called Tromluithe Ruairí (Ruairí’s nightmares), which the world has long forgotten about.
Secondly, there’s the meaning of the song itself, which is quite simply about not being able to sleep because you’re harbouring guilt about something. Just like Ruairí has to shed his mask to finally find peace of mind, the song is also about wanting to come clean and even be punished, so you can clear your conscious and sleep peacefully. The ‘Visitor’ is tempting Ruairí by offering him more elaborate masks, but Ruairí defeats him by shedding his own!’