BAND The Hawkins
LABEL THE SIGN RECORDS
OUT Oct 15th, 2021
OUR RATING 81/100
Swedish garage RNR band The Hawkins are set to release a new EP entitles AFTERMATH on Oct 15th, 2021 via THE SIGN RECORDS.
Following releases of 2020's ”Silence is a Bomb” and live-album ”Live in the Woods”, The Hawkins decided to make something different.
This is the statement of the band about AFTERMATH:
“The theme of Aftermath is kind of like the five stages of grief - but in the context of a relationship falling apart. There is denial in ignoring the signals of destructive relationships. There is anger toward self-profiteering martyrdom and recurring self-hatred from constantly fucking things up. Bargaining and begging for someone else to help you out of misery. Depression as an outcome in almost everything and acceptance in letting go.”
On ”Aftermath”, The Hawkins’ rock n roll-wittiness is presented in slightly darkened nuances.
The band’s highly dynamic and quirky take on garage rock is performed with an underlying sense of held-back anger, angst, and apprehension.
Despite its lyrical theme, The Hawkins’ signature mix of entertaining songwriting and easy-going energy is present throughout ”Aftermath”, adding up to a highly ambivalent mixture of dead seriousness and fun.
Six tracks in this new EP opened by TURNCOAT KILLER, where their classic garage RNR is enriched by a great structure with the brilliant touch of (only first!) THE DARKNESS.
On the same line following FIFTH TRY, while SVÄÄNG is a crazy track with a personal touch which you’ll appreciate.
After sparkling JIM AND KATE, CUT ME OFF RIGHT is an high-class piece, followed by the title-track that ends in the best way this smart EP.
Turncoat Killer 3:09
Fifth Try 2:44
Jim And Kate 3:28
Cut Me Off Right 3:39
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The Sign Records