HAWK set to release new single ‘Once Told’!
“…simply sublime…” – The Line of Best Fit
Like their previous release Glass, which focused on the recent Marriage Equality Referendum that took place in Ireland, Once Told is a track that has activism at its heart. Focusing on Ireland’s abortion laws and wider issues around pregnancy, sexuality and contraception the band are trying to help expose the country’s “archaic mindsets and processes which systemically lets down women, especially those in more vulnerable circumstances”.
Showcasing a darker, grungier and ultimately bigger sound Once Told is the first track to be taken from the band’s upcoming self-titled EP which will be released in April 2016. Having taken a diverse approach to songwriting and developing their sound, the band note, “we’ve hit a point that we really feel like we’ve found our identity and these tracks represent HAWK”. The band collaborated with producer Dimitri Tikovoi (Horrors, Placebo, Marianne Faithful) on Once Told with the track mixed by Catherine Marks best known for her previous work with Wolf Aliceand Howling Bells.
HAWK’s previous EP Clock Hands gained support from the likes of The Line Of Best Fit, Music Week (who tipped them as ones to watch in 2015), as well as Amazing Radio, BBC 6Music’s Tom Robinson, and XFM DJ and Blurdrummer Dave Rowntree.
HAWK have been described as everything from noir-rock to alternative-folk. Irish-born lead singer Julie Hawk (vocals and guitar) initially embarked on a solo folk career, and began collaborating with Matthew Harris (guitar) in 2012. After a year on the acoustic circuit, the fledgling duo joined Sam Campbell (drums) and Chris Handsley (bass) to form the band you hear now, adding a new abrasive edge to their sound while retaining the delicacy of their acoustic roots.
Once Told will be released via Veta Records on February 19th 2015.