Edinburgh’s Hamish Hawk returns today with the much-anticipated announce of “Angel Numbers”, his latest long-player set for release on February 3rd, 2023, via Post Electric.
The new album 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, followed on in that trend when it was also added to the playlist upon its release in the late summer.
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”.
Alongside the announce, Hamish today shares the a new single and video in “Think of Us Kissing”, an immediate and widescreen anthem, undoubtedly one of the strongest songs he has released to date and a statement of intent in regards to the scope on show throughout the upcoming record.
Watch the video for the new single “Think of Us Kissing” below.
Hamish had the following to say about the themes behind the single:
“‘Think of Us Kissing’ comes at you like a cannonball. It’s a tragic, romantic song about the music industry. It looks at the lengths an artist may or may not go in order to have glory showered upon them. It’s about the pitfalls of success, the perils of fame and the curse of ambition. It’s as loud and dangerous as a speeding train, and it’s a true anthem. It’s the biggest song I’ve ever written”.
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.
Pre-order “Angel Numbers” here.
1. Think of Us Kissing
2. Elvis Lookalike Shadows
3. Bridget St. John
4. Frontman (feat. Anna B Savage)
7. Angel Numbers
9. Dog-eared August
10. Rest and Veneers (feat. Samantha Crain)
11. Grey Seals
Following a final 2022 performance at Mutations Festival in November, Hamish Hawk and his band will then embark on their biggest headlining tour yet across next year in support of the new material, performing on the following dates.
Nov 5 Mutations Festival, BRIGHTON
UK Tour Dates 2023:
Jan 8 Rockaway Beach Festival, BOGNOR REGIS
Feb 1 The Cluny, NEWCASTLE
Feb 2 Brudenell Social Club, LEEDS
Feb 3 Gorilla, MANCHESTER
Feb 5 Scala, LONDON
Feb 6 Komedia, BRIGHTON
Feb 7 Joiners, SOUTHAMPTON
Feb 9 Thekla, BRIGHTON
Feb 11 Clwb Ifor Bach, CARDIFF
Feb 12 Hare & Hounds, BIRMINGHAM
Feb 13 EBGB’s, LIVERPOOL
Feb 15 Church, DUNDEE
Feb 16 St Lukes, GLASGOW
Feb 17 Cafe Drummond, ABERDEEN