Havvk – in session for John Kennedy’s X-Posure – Radio X – London – December 3, 2021 – Radio X –
Havvk to send the week off with a bang and start the week on steroids (take your choice). Havvk (pronounced Hawk) have been around since 2016. They are casually referred to as “Irish Grunge” but there is a generous heap of Alternative and Indie in there as well.
Julie Hawk (vocals, bass) and Matt Harris (guitar, vocals) originally met in London and began working together on Julie’s solo project. They launched HAVVK in 2016 and soon created a second home for the project in Berlin, having landed on a sound with unignorable atmosphere, punch, and political edge. Their first two records were produced by Dimitri Tikovoï (Placebo, The Horrors) and mixed by Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice). Throughout 2018, HAVVK took a break from the stage to work with producer Rocky O’ Reilly (And So I Watch You From Afar, Touts, Queen Zee) at Start Together Studios, Belfast, to create their debut album.
So far, HAVVK have toured extensively throughout the UK, Ireland and Germany, including their “Drawn Together” project – a 12 date UK tour which saw them team up with over 50 female and non-binary artists in May 2019 to promote equality in music. The band supported And So I Watch You From Afar and The Drums at The Lido (Berlin), as well as appearing on stages at Other Voices, The Great Escape, Liverpool Soundcity, and Hard Working Class Heroes.
Getting ready to hit the club circuit within the next few weeks, here is their latest session for Radio X for John Kennedy, recorded on December 4th.
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