Hailed as “the next big thing” and “ones to watch” by Irish rock legends Aslan, Hawke are a fresh new band formed in March 2019 under the shadows of the Guinness brewery in Dublin’s south inner city.
Lead singers Eoghan Mac Mahon & Richard Power offer a blistering, anthemic flavour of pop/rock, with yearning melodies and soaring guitar lines reflecting a personal ache to break out of the small area they met in The Liberties, Dublin and onto the stadium stages of the world.
Within two months of their March formation, Hawke have secured recording time at the famed Abbey road & Metropolis studios in London to record their first releases.
They were subsequently chosen out of 500 other artists entries in a publicly announced competition to support Aslan in Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens this July 13th.
The combination of their anthemic rock influences (Coldplay/The Verve/U2) with contemporary electronic ambient sounds has proved an enticing offering for Irish & UK music fans, with Hawke making their debut UK performance at Hit the North festival in England’s north East in May 2019, alongside the likes of Tom Grennan & Jake Bugg, as well as securing a calendar of dates supporting ‘The Hara’ across their 2019 UK & Ireland tour.
‘’Immensely exciting’’ - celebmix.com
‘’Definitely ones to watch’’ - TheLiberty.ie