Today, in the first of our Lockdown live sessions we host an exclusive three song session from Paul Hawkins of The Awkward Silences, watch it below.

Paul says of the session:

“This is a very weird time for everyone and especially for those of us with underlying health conditions. I am currently living at my Mum’s house in Bristol because it was no longer safe for me to be in London and the sense of powerlessness that brings has had a massive effect on me. I suspect all of us will be feeling the psychological repercussions of this for some time to come. It has been a brilliant release to have a chance to do this session for God is in the TV and I hope you enjoy it!”

Outsider pop mavericks The Awkward Silences have been releasing strange, catchy and abrasive songs since 2008 and, after a few years hiatus due to bereavements and personal circumstances, the band release a new self-titled album in the Autumn on Blang Records. Outside of the band, Paul works for the charity Attitude is Everything, improving access to live music for Deaf and disabled people. You can hear more solo acoustic versions of Awkward Silences songs, new songs and covers at the band’s Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2bE_uNr4zmZ67ZzlAvO7Mw?

The songs on the session are called:
1. The Medical Model
2. Everything Will Probably be Fine
3. Everybody Loves Organised Fun

All song appear on our self-titled album The Awkward Silences which is out in the Autumn on Blang Records.

Relevant links:
Blang – BlangRecords.com
Twitter – twitter.com/paulhawkins
Facebook- facebook.com/outsiderpop
Website – theawkwardsilences.com
Spotify- https://open.spotify.com/artist/0zFOuOyIhDi4PPRbGXFygc

If you are interested in recording a Lockdown Live session for us get in touch. [email protected]

God is in the TV is an online music and culture fanzine founded in Cardiff by the editor Bill Cummings in 2003. GIITTV Bill has developed the site with the aid of a team of sub-editors and writers from across Britain, covering a wide range of music from unsigned and independent artists to major releases.