THE DARK HAWKS
How do your fans describe your music?
Matt- People tell us we sound like a cross between The Dead Weather and The Kills, I don’t think we really sound like either of them, i guess people try and relate you’re music to other bands until you are more well known then you become the band they compare other bands to.. They also say “fucking awesome’’
What is your favourite music video and why?
Matt- Hard to pick a favourite one! Way too many, probably one of the earliest video’s i remember when i was just getting into music would be The Verve “Bitter Sweet Symphony”. Just thought the Singer was the coolest dude, walking down the street with attitude! When we we’re last in LA I ended up becoming mates with the guy that produced the film clip. Told us the story of how he came up with the idea for the video, which was cool, also wants to do a video for us when we are ready.
What’s your favourite moment with your fans?
Angie- I LOVE interacting when performing! SO much fun stumbling off the stage and gettin wild, jumping around and carrying on w the fans! Or pulling them up on stage w me for a dance, or palming off the mic for a bit so they can have a go at singing! Haha! And partying afterwards of course!
How has your music changed from when you first started?
Angie- It’s changed quite drastically actually. First starting out as a band, we were a lot heavier and raw than we are now. It was good fun, that raucous first set of ours- and probably more influenced by other bands. But over time, naturally the sound began to amalgamate into our own definitive style which is what you’re hearing today. A sound we can’t quite categorise into any particular genre! But still wild!
If you could pick any music festival to perform at (in the world), what music festival would you pick and why?
Angie- GLASTONBURY!! Its been the only festival I’ve always reeeeeally wanted to go to, so to play there would be next level! Also, I would love to party in the mud, and paddle around in a canoe! Matt- Any UK fest would be awesome!
Have you always wanted a career in music or was it unexpected? Matt- Pretty much the only thing i ever wanted to do since i got my first guitar at 13. Angie- Always….Secretly.
If you could win any awards which one would you choose and why? Angie- Nobel Peace Prize, because it would mean i’ve done something kinda incredible!
Matt- PETA’s sexiest vegan award! hahahaha!
What personal advice would you give to someone wanting to pursue this career?
Angie- Just do it! Modesty and shyness gets you nowhere! Matt- Prepare to be poor! haha
What type of music have you listened to growing up? Matt- I went through a few stages, mostly my teenage years was about Marilyn Manson, late teens i got back into blues, rocknroll which was what i grew up on thanks to my parents. Angie- Mostly rock and blues. That’s what I was raised on. My parents always had it playing, either softly in the background, or cranked so loud the windows were probably shaking! Haha! We would be too busy dancing to notice that anyway! Haha! So fun!
What is a random fact about yourself that fans don’t know?
Angie- I am named after The Rolling Stones song “Angie” and I am quite hilarious! Matt- I’m named after some hebrew dude from the bible! i have a missing toof, but it’s ok i got a false one now!!
As we are promoting your band, is there anything coming up like album launches or tour dates you would like us to promote on our site for you? We are currently in the recording process, so have some new songs coming soon, just don’t have a date yet. Also working on some live video sets, so stay updated via our Facebook page! xo