Hawk Eyes' new single Crack Another One is taken from their upcoming EP, Mindhammer, which will be released on December 12th through Brew Records. The band is wrapping up a UK tour with the James Cleaver Quintet and Turbowolf but will be on the road again in December 2011, supporting The Wildhearts frontman Ginger.
Hawk Eyes formed in late 2004, when they were previously known as Chickenhawk. The band comprises: Paul Michael Astick - (guitar/vocals); Ryan Thomas Clark - (bass/some vocals); Matthew Reid - (drums) and Robert James Stephens - (guitar). Their self titled debut album was released in 2007 after almost three years of touring and they were signed to Brew shortly afterwards, in 2009.
Their second album, Modern Bodies, was released in 2010 to positive reviews. The album was mixed with the help of Kevin Vanbergen (The Pixies) and was mastered by Dick Beetham (Black Sabbath). In that same year, the band played at thirteen different festivals up and down the country, including Sonisphere; Leeds Festival and Offset Festival. The band also toured with We Are The Ocean and Alexisonfire.
In March 2011, the band changed their name to Hawk Eyes. Mindhammer is their last release on Brew, before signing with new label Fierce Panda.
The video for 'Crack Another One' was directed by Tim Blackwell and Danny North.
The full list of Hawk Eyes' tour dates are as follows:
December UK Tour w/ Ginger (The Wildhearts):
07 DEC 2011 Manchester - Moho live
08 DEC 2011 Glasgow - Garage
09 DEC 2011 Newcastle - Academy 2
10 DEC 2011 Leeds - Cockpit
11 DEC 2011 Southampton - Talking Heads
13 DEC 2011 Bristol - The Fleece
14 DEC 2011 Buckley - Tivoli
15 DEC 2011 Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall
17 DEC 2011 London - Islington Academy
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