30 seconds interview: Hawk

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Hawk are a multinational four-piece bringing grunge-filled goodness via London, Ireland and Berlin.

Their melodic riffs and stereoscopic choruses place them somewhere in between Warpaint and Placebo, and provide a soothing sheen to the social and political nous driving Julie Hawk’s vocals.

Since 2015, they’ve racked up hearty support from Amazing Radio, BBC Radio 6 Music and Absolute Radio for a string of perfectly poised singles.

They’ve also graced the stages of reputed independent venues in London and Ireland, including The Sebright Arms, Birthdays, Old Blue Last and The Button Factory.

Now on a UK tour (dates below) to celebrate their brand new EP, She Knows, we spent some time with the band to learn more…

We first started making music because…

Julie and Matt were getting bored of acoustic music and wanted to make a lot of noise.

We have been making music since…
2014.

Our music is…
Dynamic!

You’ll like our music if you listen to…
Radiohead, Warpaint, Sleater Kinney

Our favourite venue is…
The Sebright Arms in Bethnal Green, London.

Music is important because…
It speaks louder than words.

Our biggest inspiration is…
The amount of EPs The National released before they took over the world.

Our dream collaboration would be…
Aaron Dessner, Annie Clarke and Erik Whitacre (dynamic!).

To try us out, listen to our song…
Take It Away.

If we weren’t making music we’d be…
Getting more sleep.

In 10 years’ time we want to be…
Touring and collaborating with other artists, and really supporting indie music through our label.

http://www.hawkofficial.com/

Live dates:
22 March – The Hope & Ruin – Brighton
23 March – The Waiting Room – London
30 March – Cyprus Avenue – Cork, Ireland
31 March – Connolly’s of Leap – Leap, Ireland
1 April – Pumphouse – Kilkenny, Ireland
2 April – Central Arts – Waterford, Ireland
5 April – Roisin Dubh – Galway, Ireland
6 April – Whelan’s – Dublin, Ireland

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