Review: Hawk – Hawk EP

Hawk are a band that I have been following for a long time now. The London based outfit, fronted by Galway woman Julie Hough have gained a strong following throughout the UK and Ireland with their blend of indie rock.

'Hawk EP' follows on from their 'Clock Hands EP', which gave the band a solid place among the barrage of indie bands trying to get heard out there. The band have had a

strong previous year and a bit, playing at their second Other Voices in as many years and gaining a lot of attention for their single 'Glass which came out in support of a yes vote during Ireland's Marriage Equality Referendum.

The EP kicks off with 'Once Told', the strongest track on the EP, which features an infectious guitar hook and haunting vocals. This rockier side suits the band down to the ground and just feels right! 'The Hunt' has a more relaxed style with a cinematic blend of cymbals and ethereal guitars, making the track seem like it is taken straight off of a movie soundtrack. The EP closes with 'Sleep' a song that provides us with a more delicate approach which builds into an arm-waving chorus that is begging for a sing-a-long when played live.

The EP is set to be released on 15th April with Irish dates to be announced soon.

Watch the video for The Hunt taken from the Hawk EP below.

Ciaran O'Brien

Founder of The OB, Ciaran is also a cameraman and video editor that has an obsession with all things music. He created The OB Sessions in 2014 and set up The OB Blog in 2015.

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