Video of the day: HAWK drops ‘Keeps Me Out’

Here’s HAWK – the stunning headliners of our St Patricia’s Day Fest this year – with a captivating new single, ‘Keeps Me Out’, out now via Veta Records.

‘Keeps Me Out’ flaunts Julie Hawk’s other-worldly vocals over big purple guitars. (They may or may not be purple – they sound it, you see.) Likened to Slowdive and Cocteau Twins, Julie herself explains the meaning behind the track:

“We’d been on tour doing a lot of long drives listening to Loveless and Souvlaki, and when we got back, we felt a real urge to go full shoe-gaze. The lyrics are Inspired by those days when the most tempting decision is to do nothing and immerse yourself in distractions from your inner demons. Deciding to make a change in your life – whatever that may be – means setting a new bar that feels unattainable; that can feel like a failure waiting to happen.”

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.

Catch HAWK live at Birdies Bar on 5th May 2018 for The Local at Liverpool Sound City.

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