The new album follows 2021’s breakthrough LP “Heavy Elevator”, a sublime and literate record that saw significant plaudits at both press and radio, including – no mean feat for an artist self-releasing in the current climate – with three singles playlisted at BBC 6 Music.

The first single from “Angel Numbers”, its title track, followed on in that trend when it was also added to the playlist upon its release in the late summer.

More recently his talent was recognised by the PRS and their PPL Momentum Fund, whose support for developing artists saw live activity across the Spring and him return to Post Electric Studio with long-time producer and collaborator, Rod Jones of Idlewild, who helped Hamish and his band to record the 11 songs that make up “Angel Numbers”. The album is due for release 3rd February 2023.

Alongside the announce, Hamish today shares the a new single and video in “Think Of Us Kissing”, an immediate and widescreen anthem, undoubtedly one of the strongest songs he has released to date and a statement of intent in regards to the scope on show throughout the upcoming record.

Hamish had the following to say about the themes behind the single:

“Think of Us Kissing comes at you like a cannonball. It’s a tragic, romantic song about the music industry. It looks at the lengths an artist may or may not  go in order to have glory showered upon them. It’s about the pitfalls of success, the perils of fame and the curse of ambition. It’s as loud and dangerous as a speeding train, and it’s a true anthem. It’s the biggest song I’ve ever written.”

Rich of voice and even richer of imagination, Hawk creates musical pen-portraits, chamber pop songs that have swallowed both a dictionary and a compendium of modern urban (and island) fairy tales. And Hawk does all this with considerable wit, inspired by artists like Leonard Cohen, Jarvis Cocker, Randy Newman and Stephin Merritt of Magnetic Fields.

Following a final 2022 performance at Mutations Festival in November, Hamish Hawk and his band will then embark on their biggest headlining tour yet across next year in support of the new material, performing on the following dates:


5 Mutations Festival, BRIGHTON

JAN (2023)

8 Rockaway Beach Festival, BOGNOR REGIS

FEB (2023)

1 The Cluny, NEWCASTLE
2 Brudenell Social Club, LEEDS
5 Scala, LONDON
6 Komedia, BRIGHTON
9 Thekla, BRIGHTON
11 Clwb Ifor Bach, CARDIFF
12 Hare & Hounds, BIRMINGHAM
15 Church, DUNDEE
16 St Lukes, GLASGOW
17 Cafe Drummond, ABERDEEN