With nods to Warpaint, Radiohead, and Sleater Kinney, HAWK produce a haunting and dynamic sound that steers the listener from moments of immersive shoe-gaze to thrashing punk rock.
HAVVK originally formed in London in 2014, and relocated to Berlin two summers ago. The band initially evolved around Julie Hough's solo project which was produced by their guitarist Matt Harris. Wanting to break away from the singer-songwriter niche, they redeveloped as something with more atmosphere, punch, and political edge than before. Their first EP, 'HAWK', was produced by Dimitri Tikovoï (Placebo, The Horrors) and mixed by Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice). Their second EP 'She Knows' was self-produced alongside Belfast native Rocky O' Reilly (And So I Watch You From Afar). Noizze said it featured what "could be the best opening track to any rock release.” In the close of 2017, the band released their double A-Side vinyl, "Can't Explain // Below", that juxtaposes the two sides of HAVVK's distinctive sound. Vents Magazine described the record as a "gritty slice of indie grunge" met with "shimmering delicacy."