Dublin outfit Hawke The Band are looking to make waves with their song ‘Miracles’. The latest hotly anticipated release sees the group continue some pretty impressive strides within the indie sphere.
Released on the 12th of August, this latest tune is the epitome of a feel good, guitar driven anthem and one that really grabs its listener. Try and keep up, it's difficult not to be infected by this track’s colour and sheer positive sound.
From the beginning, the Dubliners provide gentle chords that evolve into an exuberant strumming pattern that’s sure to get people on their feet. I found that the lead singer, I’m unsure which one (as you’re spoilt for choice with two – Richard Power and Eoghan MacMahon), complimented the opening chords in a fashion reminiscent of The Courteeners frontman Liam Fray. Strong, belting chords are comparable to that of Gerry Cinnamon and really elevate this indie tune to anthemic status. As much as the instruments drive this one on, HTB’s vocals are very much in line with their roots – as the city accentuation and charm easily shines through.
Anthems like this are what the band are becoming renowned for. Formed behind the Guinness factory in Dublin’s south inner core, the fresh new band have combined their desired influences of Coldplay and The Verve with contemporary sounds. Since their humble inception, the band recorded their first home demos in a bedroom. They perhaps knew their trajectory would be sharp, as they sent those off to two London based producers and within days found themselves recording in the infamous Abbey Road and Metropolis studios in the English capital.
The first track from those London sessions ‘What About Love’ was chosen out of 500 other artist entries in a publicly announced competition to support Irish rock mainstays Aslan. That gig saw them play at the 6000 capacity Iveagh Gardens, but that’s not all. HTB made their debut UK performance at Hit The North Festival in England’s north east – strutting their stuff alongside the likes of Tom Grennan and Jake Bugg.
Praise has come in from different outlets and it seems right to end on such. This new release is sure to be a constant in many a summer playlist. Hawke The Band are definitely worth looking out for.