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The Hawkins: If Queen and nitroglycerin had a love child…..

The Hawkins - Silence Is A Bomb

The Hawkins is a 4-piece rock’n’roll band from the deep woods of beautiful Sweden.

Roomer is the first single from The Hawkins’ second album Silence Is A Bomb, released on The Sign Records September 4, 2020. Video made by Ted Lindén, Bullsize Production and explosives made by Leif Staf, Leif Staf Bergsprängning AB. Special thanks to Markus Mölsä for lending his car!

Flying high with The Hawkins. Keeping rock simple in a modern day and age. Just as contagious as the bird flu, the electric band vibrates into the sky. Drums, bass and guitars are just ready to explode. The Hawkins are always ready to drop the bomb. But there won’t be any silence when this band hits the stage.

What if Queen and nitroglycerin had a love child? Well, that would be The Hawkins. With a nice mix of swing, energy and punk’n’roll The Hawkins delivers good rock music. The Hawkins could be described as an encyclopedia of modern rock music. Delivering the melodies of Royal Republic, ingenuity of Propagandhi, energy of The Hives, and mixing it all with the vibrant soundscape of Imperial State Electric, the Hawkins will make you say “Damn, that song is stuck in my head” after a single listen.

Born and raised within a two-square-meter-big Swedish town, the four members have together shared their musical journeys since they plucked their first chords. But the specific journey of The Hawkins started back in March 2013. Inside a huge park of local industries, they have built their own Hawks Nest. It is within these four walls of carpets and egg cartons where all the blistering creative magic happens.

These four Swedes will take you on a trip through varying emotional landscapes. At times they sound like a sausage on speed as they sing like a pack of beautiful mynah birds. The contrasts between the deeply dark lyrics and the cheerful energy, is arguably what makes The Hawkins shine the brightest. Another element that really makes their artistry come through is the small but meaningful details; subtle ambient atmospheres and musical themes throughout their music such as ingenuities vocal melodies, slick guitar parts and groovy rhythmic signatures.

During the first four years The Hawkins kept the ball rolling by releasing EPs and singles while constantly being on the road, playing everything from small venue gigs to some of the biggest festivals in Scandinavia, including Sweden Rock Festival, Metallsvenskan and Peace & Love. They ended the year of 2016 with a huge bang by flying over to Russia to support pop/punk act 4 Aprils on a 10 day tour.

The Hawkins debut album Ain’t Rock N Roll (released via GAIN/Sony Music) entered the world with a superb bang in October 2017. The album included the single Fuck You All I’m Outta Here, a powerful song with a strong anti-fascist message which quickly gained momentum in the Swedish rock scene, securing the band’s role as one the most promising bands of the country.

To follow up the bands successful release of their debut, The Hawkins started the year of 2018 by going on a 22 day tour across Europe with the fellow Swedish band Corroded. They rocked the stage in Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland and Denmark. Since then, The Hawkins has kept rocking and rolling, releasing singles, dealing with broken van- incidents in the overwhelming summer heat of eastern Europe, playing countless gigs and touring in and outside of their home country, and even brewing their own beer – the fresh IPA simply entitled Fuck You All I’m Drinking Beer.

Line-up: Johannes Carlsson: Guitars/Lead vocals, Mikael Thunborg: Guitars/Backing vocals, Martin Larsson: Bass/Backing vocals and Albin Grill: Drums/Backing vocals.

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (4222 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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