“…waves of heavy percussion
and intertwining riffs."
"...emotional..." - Stereogum
“…stunning…” - Noisey
“…simply sublime…” - The Line of Best Fit
To celebrate the release of their latest EP She Knows, Hawk have shared their transcendent new single Ghosts, out now via Veta Records. Both Ghosts and She Knows are available to stream on Spotify and buy on iTunes now.
The single premiered on DIY and is also available to stream on Hawk's Soundcloud page now.
You can also watch the video for Hawk's previous single Take It Away, which premiered on Nialler9, now on the band's YouTube channel.
She Knows, which is currently at #21 in the iTunes Ireland Alternative Chart, covers a range of themes including inequality, exclusion and preconceptions and generalisations faced by different social groups every day. Hawk’s acute social awareness is a trait that the band hold dear but instead of unravelling these ideas into brash political punk songs, they convey their message with beauty and grace. Hawk are not a ‘political band’ but instead a group of friends using their creative talents to mirror the inequalities they witness in everyday life.
Take It Away was written as a reaction to singer Julie Hawk’s friend being followed home after a night out. Her friend was told that she “shouldn’t have been out on her own at that time” but Julie says that comments like that “miss the point and are the main cause of the problem” in that it’s not the fault of the person being followed but the man who takes away her freedom to walk back home on her own. Mirror Maze is about what society expects from us from a female perspective, which is touched upon again on a global sense in Ghosts - we should break free from society’s standards and be comfortable in our own skin. Meanwhile, ‘Static’ shines a light on those in power who pay lip service but fail to insight real change.
Amongst the band’s supporters are Noisey, Stereogum, Clash, The Line of Best Fit and Wonderland Magazine, who have all commented on Hawk’s edgy emotionality. Now, with She Knows, the band are ready to defy expectations once again, soaring to new heights on this latest release.
Catch Hawk live at the following dates:
23rd March - The Waiting Room - London - Tickets
30th March - Cyprus Avenue - Cork, Ireland - Tickets
31st March - Connolly's of Leap - Leap, Ireland - Tickets
1st April - Pumphouse - Kilkenny, Ireland - Tickets
2nd April - Central Arts - Waterford, Ireland - Tickets
5th April - Roisin Dubh - Galway, Ireland - Free entry
6th April - Whelan's - Dublin, Ireland - Tickets
Hawk's EP She Knows is out now via Veta Records. It is available to stream on Spotify and buy on iTunes now.