Tuesday, 18 October 2016


One band currently soaring right now are HAWK (see what I did there) who are currently based in Berlin with a view to boosting their profile whilst returning regularly to the UK for live performances.

The self-styled Alt Noir, Anglo Irish combo release their new single Mirror Maze on November 4th which precedes the She Knows EP due for a March 2017 arrival via Veta Records.

Ralph's already giving the single a pre-release spin on his Radio KC Indie Show on October 23rd and there'll be more from HAWK on the show soon.

The Mirror Maze single sees Julie Hawk's Elysian vocals take a darker edge in this lyrically moody and musically rhythmical release in a This Mortal Coil stylee.

HAWK are not afraid to carry bold messages within their poetic lyrics. Singer Julie explained her stance on, Mirror Maze: “It’s about being torn and suppressed by conflicting expectations that society places on us, mainly from a female perspective." 

Julie goes on to say, "Certain behaviour is seen as feminine from one perspective and weak from another, and others a seen as strong but too masculine. 
It’s about facing these issues in everyday situations, even amongst people who you consider close.” Past releases Once Told and Glass addressed Ireland’s laws on and abortion and contraception and same sex marriage."
HAWK are: Julie Hawk (vocals), Matthew Harris (guitar), Chris Handsley (bass) and Sam Campbell (drums).

They play one of Ralph's favourite London venues, The Sebright Arms on November 11th.

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