Today the 5th of January 2018 the rock album of the year is finally out!
Artist: Bitch Hawk
Album: Bitch Hawk
Label: Adrian Recordings
Artwork: Kalle Mattsson
Take one of Sweden’s most respected jazz guitarists, a billboard songwriter from the Swedish songwriting wonder, an established rock singer and a ska drummer, and you get, perhaps unexpectedly, the hardest rock you’ll hear this year. It’s like somebody had too much coffee. It’s tractor pulling fuzz guitars and stiff boned drums. It’s neo-thrash-, punk-, hardcore-, sludge-, speed-metal. It’s the perfect blend of Beastie Boys and Bathory.
“Bitch Hawk is a stupid name.
You don’t really like it.
It’s kind of sexist.
You shouldn’t use the word bitch.
We don’t really like it either.
Bitch Hawk is a stupid name.
You can’t think of anything more pathetic than four men playing sweat soaked smelly punk rock music in 2018.
We are a bunch of pathetic motherfuckers.
You think motherfucker is a lame expression.
It’s a bit old fashioned.
You want to know why we do this to ourselves.”
Bitch Hawk is the fortuitous first-time meeting of long absent musical allies. It’s the joy of the chance discovery of something that truly baffles. It’s when disparate parts coalesces without thinking too much about it
And whoever reads this…. don’t start ranting about a supergroup but yes, the members have experience, not necessary in the hard rock business. Here we find why Adrian Recordings and Bitch Hawk is the perfect match. Patrik Berger, the bass player, is a well known songwriter to big stars like Lana Del Rey and Charli XCX. Among numerous hits he wrote “I Love It” to Icona Pop and “Dancing on My Own” together with Robyn. Andreas Hourdakis, the guitarist, is a well known Swedish jazz guitarist that plays international shows in Magnus Öström’s (E.S.T) band and just released a well received solo album as Andreas Hourdakis Trio. The singer Fred Burman also sings in the band Satan Takes A Holiday. On drums we find Henrik Holmlund.
"Woke up tired again, drank a glass of water, tried to reach my toes with my fingertips.
Nope, can’t do it.
Same as yesterday. And the day before.
Make some coffee. That will surely cheer me up.
Out the window, brown snow.
One step closer to Death."
Photo: Agnes Thor
"The Beastie Boys meets Bathory? The songwriter behind hits by Lana Del Reyand Lorde teaming with the vocalist from Satan Takes A Holiday and a renowned jazz musician? A genuine molotov cocktail of styles and ideas wrapped into 2 minutes of a punky, thrashy, trashy, violent, provocative, fuzzy, dirty, wild ride all featuring
All of this, and more makes up the enigma that is Swedish Extreme Noise reprobates BITCH HAWK."
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