Head shot of singer Hamish Hawk
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NEWS: Hamish Hawk new single ‘Men Like Wire’ + live dates

Edinburgh’s Hamish Hawk has released the third track from his new album A Firmer Hand which is set for release on 16 August via So Recordings. The anthemic ‘Men Like Wire’ follows ‘Nancy Dearest’ and ‘Big Cat Tattoos’. Hamish shared the following on the new track:
“In ‘Bakerloo, Unbecoming’, I wrote “essentially it comes down [again] to the limitless mysteries of other men”. ‘Men Like Wire’ is a deeper excavation of that idea. In short, it’s about men. Men I have and haven’t known, men I’ve seen, heard, loved and lost. Men I’ve been seated next to at weddings, bus stops and dinner parties, on trains, beds and park benches. They’re all in there, for better, for worse.”

The song is accompanied by a video directed by Andrew Pearson, the guitarist in Hamish’s live band and co-songwriter. Containing all manner of besuited men, some like wire, some arguably less so, it’s a tailor-fitted companion to the ruminations of the song itself.

Hamish Hawk Live Dates

21 READING Englefield Estate (w/ Elbow & Villagers)

3 NEWPORT-ON-TAY Lughnasadh Festival
4 BARNSLEY Underneath The Stars Festival
13 KINGSTON Pryzym @ Banquet
14 LEEDS The Wardrobe @ Crash
15 MANCHESTER Night & Day @ Piccadilly Records
16 BRISTOL Rough Trade
17 LONDON Rough Trade East
18 NOTTINGHAM Rough Trade
19 LIVERPOOL Rough Trade
20 OXFORD Jericho Tavern @ Truck
21 SOUTHAMPTON Vinilo Record Store (Afternoon)
21 PORTSMOUTH The Brewery @ Pie & Vinyl (Evening)
22 BRIGHTON Resident
23 KETTERING Green Belt Festival
24 BIRKENHEAD Future Now Weekender
26 AMSTERDAM Paradiso (w/Travis)
28 BARCELONA Razzmatazz (w/Travis)
29 MADRID La Riviera (w/Travis)
31 BERN Bierhubeli (w/Travis)

1 PARIS Le Trianon (w/Travis)
3 COLOGNE Live Music Hall (w/Travis)
4 BERLIN Huxleys Neue Welt (w/Travis)
5 HAMBURG Docks (w/Travis)
23 GLASGOW Assai at St Lukes (outstore)
24 EDINBURGH Assai at Liquid Rooms (outstore)
25 ABERDEEN Assai at Tunnels (outstore)

19 CARDIFF Swn Festival

5 LEEDS O2 Academy (w/ Travis)
6 MANCHESTER Albert Hall (w/ Travis)
8 LIVERPOOL Olympia (w/ Travis)
9 WOLVERHAMPTON The Halls (w/ Travis)
10 NOTTINGHAM Rock City (w/ Travis)
11 MARGATE Dreamland (w/ Travis)
13 LONDON O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (w/ Travis)
15 BRISTOL Beacon (w/ Travis) 
17 EASTBOURNE Winter Gardens (w/ Travis)
18 SHEFFIELD Octagon (w/ Travis)
19 NEWCASTLE O2 City Hall (w/ Travis)
21 GLASGOW Ovo Hydro (w/ Travis) 

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