HAMISH HAWK SHARES NEW SINGLE “MONEY”
NEW ALBUM “ANGEL NUMBERS” OUT FEBRUARY 3RD VIA POST-ELECTRIC
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Following a standout live session for Steve Lamacq at Maida Vale Studios last month, Edinburgh’s Hamish Hawk returns today with “Money”, the third single to be lifted from his much-anticipated new album “Angel Numbers”, set for release on February 3rd via Post-Electric.
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“Money” is another slice of brilliantly tongue-in-cheek post-pop from an artist who has always put melodic smarts and idiosyncrasy on an equal footing. Hamish explains the themes behind the single as follows:
“Who buys a jacket from a gunmaker? That is the question. Money is a polemical song, and it’s me at my most cynical. It’s a list of cheap shots and petty grievances I had banging around my head at the time of writing. Small talk, rat races and lengthy weddings all come under fire. It’s really no surprise that it turns out I’m the stick in the mud. What’s more, I’m interminably short on cash.”
Hamish’s upcoming album will follow 2021’s breakthrough LP “Heavy Elevator”, a sublime and literate record that saw significant plaudits at both press and radio, including – no mean feat for an artist self-releasing in the current climate – three singles playlisted at BBC 6 Music. The first single from “Angel Numbers”, its title track, and it’s follow-up, the widescreen thrill of “Think Of Us Kissing”, followed on in that trend when they were also added to the playlist earlier this year.
More recently his talent was recognised by the PRS and their PPL Momentum Fund, whose support for developing artists saw live activity across the Spring and him return to Post Electric Studio with long-time producer and collaborator, Rod Jones of Idlewild, who helped Hamish and his band to record the 11 songs that make up “Angel Numbers”.
Rich of voice and even richer of imagination, Hawk creates musical pen-portraits, chamber pop songs that have swallowed both a dictionary and a compendium of modern urban (and island) fairy tales. And Hawk does all this with considerable wit, inspired by artists like Leonard Cohen, Jarvis Cocker, Randy Newman and Stephin Merritt of Magnetic Fields.
Hamish Hawk and his band will embark on their biggest headlining tour yet across next year in support of the new material, followed by a run of dates with Leith brothers The Proclaimers:
1 Princes Street Gardens, EDINBURGH8 Rockaway Beach Festival, BOGNOR REGIS
1 The Cluny, NEWCASTLE2 Brudenell Social Club, LEEDS 3 Gorilla, MANCHESTER 5 Scala, LONDON 6 Komedia, BRIGHTON 7 Joiners, SOUTHAMPTON 9 Thekla, BRIGHTON 11 Clwb Ifor Bach, CARDIFF 12 Hare & Hounds, BIRMINGHAM 13 EBGB’s, LIVERPOOL 15 Church, DUNDEE 16 St Lukes, GLASGOW 17 Cafe Drummond, ABERDEEN
10 Showground, KELSO *17 Leith Links, EDINBURGH * 18 Leith Links, EDINBURGH * 24 Queen’s Park, GLASGOW *
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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.