Today, our new music spotlight is on HAWK
Location: London / Berlin
Line-up: Julie Hawk (vocals/bass), Matthew Harris (guitar), Sam Campbell (drums)
About: HAWK originally formed in London in 2014, spending spells of time in their adopted second home in Berlin. They now produce all music themselves and have also recently started working with Rocky O’Reilly (And So I Watch You From Afar) to help develop their post-rock sound. In addition to their musical endeavours, front woman Julie is also a skilled illustrator and has recently launched Female Fronted Drawn Together – a project through which she has created a playlist of admirable female bands/musicians and created an illustration to accompany each song. Combining an abrasive edge with a beguiling grace, activism is at the heart of all HAWK create, with their music covering a range of topics including inequality, gender-preconceptions, and generalisations faced by different social groups.
What Hidden Herd say: Exploding through your speakers to shake off the last of those winter chills, HAWK‘s latest opus ‘Keeps Me Out‘ is a triumphant first release for 2018. The track is assertive and dominant, superbly juxtaposed with Julie Hawk’s sincere, touching vocals.
Latest track: ‘Keeps Me Out‘