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Hamish Hawk announces new album, tour dates

By | Published on Thursday 15 September 2022

Hamish Hawk

Hamish Hawk has announced that he will release his new album ‘Angel Numbers’ early next year, following on from 2021’s ‘Heavy Elevator’.

Out now is new single ‘Think Of Us Kissing’, of which Hawk says: “’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 to 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”.

Of the album, he adds: “’Angel Numbers’ is the only album I’ve ever recorded in the shadow of a vaguely successful record. I’ve sold records before, at my merch table. I’d go on tour with King Creosote and Idlewild, all the brilliant opportunities I’ve had, but it’s been modest in every sense. That was fine. Whereas [with ‘Heavy Elevator’, it was] three singles on 6 Music, and these tours up and down every nook and cranny in the country that have gone so well. People sing the songs back to you, which is bizarre!”

“I had a few personal things going on when we were recording ‘Heavy Elevator’ which made it quite a stressful experience”, he goes on. “I’m so glad that it came out and that there’s now cause for me to be jubilant about it, because at the time I wasn’t in a good place. This one was almost strangely easy. We knew what we were doing, we knew what we were following up, we had the money and we had the songs. It was a more assured experience”.

‘Angel Numbers’ is out on 3 Feb, and you can listen to ‘Think Of Us Kissing’ here:

As well as the album release, Hawk will also be heading out on a tour of the UK in February. Here are the dates:

1 Feb: Newcastle, The Cluny
2 Feb: Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
3 Feb: Manchester, Gorilla
5 Feb: London, The Scala
6 Feb: Brighton, Komedia
7 Feb: Southampton, Joiners
9 Feb: Bristol, Thekla
11 Feb: Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
12 Feb: Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
13 Feb: Liverpool, EBGB’s
15 Feb: Dundee, Church
16 Feb: Glasgow, St Luke’s
17 Feb: Aberdeen, Cafe Drummond