New EP 'HAWK' available now on iTunes // Vinyl
“HAWK combine post-punk and folk in a spine-tingling brew that’ll take potshots at your emotional wellbeing” – The Line of Best Fit
HAWK are an indie band based in London. Julie, Matt, Chris, and Sam hail from the west of Ireland and the UK. Their sound is described by The Line of Best Fit as "simply sublime - sharp post-punk riffs akin to Warpaint's clearer moments or Savages' smoggier ones."
Galway-born singer Julie Hawk, began collaborating with Matt Harris in 2013. After a year on the acoustic scene, they teamed with Sam and Chris to form HAWK. Over three EPs the band have constantly added to their abrasive edge teaming this with Hawk's celestial vocals to create a driving, expansive sound. Their music has 'activism at its heart', with their most recent releases singing out about marriage equality, abortion laws, and attitudes towards the female body.
In December 2015 HAWK perfromed the Other Voices IMRO Other Room, appearing on the much-loved RTE broadcast. They have performed in session for Paul McLoone (Today FM), Simon Raymonde (Amazing Radio) and Dave Rowntree (XFM), picking up support from DJs at 2FM and Newstalk as well as BBC6Music and Absolute Radio in the UK. Their online coverage ranges from The 405 and Noisey, with home support from Nialler9, The Golden Plec and Hot Press. Over the past couple of years they have performed live at The Button Factory, Dolans, and The Roisin Dubh in Ireland, as well as The Sebright Arms, The Old Blue Last, and Birthdays in London.
For their latest EP, HAWK teamed up with producer Dimitri Tikovoi (Placebo, The Horrors) and Catherine Marks (Breakthrough Producer of the Year - Wolf Alice, FOALS). Having returned from a UK / Ireland tour with Maria Kelly and Elm, HAWK are currently in the studio, working on new material.
"I just love that track (Glass)" - Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music
“one of the strongest records we've played this year" – Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
"epic, sweeping, and cerebral indie rock at its finest." - The Vinyl District
“one of 2015’s most exciting prospects” - God is in the TV
“HAWK are the lucid dream between post rock and indie” - The Vinyl District