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Album: Hawk Eyes – Ideas

February 24th, 2012

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Hawk Eyes
Ideas
Fierce Panda
26 March 2012

by David Keevill

Re-christened from the ashes of Chickenhawk, Hawk Eyes‘ full-length “debut”, Ideas, sees the band recommence a vigorous assault on complacency in music by making one of the most dangerous and interesting rock records of recent years. Not content with just being part of a demented touring schedule last year and releasing the five-punch EP of Mindhammers in December, Hawk Eyes have persisted in loosing the record equivalent of a full fucking cranial episiotomy.

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Interview: Hawk Eyes on name-changing, denim jackets, and how their new album isn’t at all like Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

January 24th, 2012

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Hands up anyone out there who until now didn’t know that Hawk Eyes is the name that Chickenhawk now operate under? Well, if you’ve got your hand up, you’re a massive idiot – they changed their name back in March 2011, and you’ve had plenty of time to get used to it by now. Hawk Eyes bloody well haven’t taken their foot off since then though, as since that aforementioned name-change, they’ve toured all over the bloody place, found time to record a new album (by the name of Ideas, with a March 26 release date), and then blown even their own expectations out of the water when their PledgeMusic pre-orders for the new record practically obliterating their target in less than a week.

With all that in mind, we caught up with their guitarist, Rob Stephens, and their drummer, Matt Reid, to find out how 2012 is treating them so far.

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WIN! A pair of tickets to ROCK The Embassy with Malefice, Cliff Clavin and Lora Leigh

February 15th, 2011

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The second ROCK The Embassy clubnight is hitting Mayfair on 02 March 2011 and will feature the mighty Malefice – who we saw in Camden a few weeks ago – as well as Icelandic stoner rockers, Cliff Clavin – who we saw in Reykjavik in 2009 and in 2010 – as well as the delectable delights of Lora Leigh’s live show. You might as well win a pair of tickets, right?

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We’re DJing at the Offset Festival warmup show in London on Friday. You should come.

August 31st, 2010

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Yep, Offset Hardcore is stretching its liver out at The Old Blue Last this Friday, 03 September 2010 in preparation for this weekend’s mighty Offset Festival 2010 and Thrash Hits DJs are going to be rocking the house with a disgusting megamix of crap songs.

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Sonisphere Festival 2010: Interviews, Photos, Setlists, Gossip – it’s all here

August 6th, 2010

It’s time for another Thrash Hits festival splash page – and this time it’s for Sonisphere! All of our Sonisphere Festival 2010 coverage from the weekend will be linked to on this here post, so make sure you bookmark it as it’s all you’re going to need need. That means individual band coverage (interviews, photos, setlists and maybe even some reviews), all the dodgy rumours and salacious gossip we overhear, and every lewd photo of fit girls frolicking about at Knebworth we can rustle up will be here.

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