At once familiar and mysterious, Jimmy Hawk is the sound of road trips, sunsets and romance – requited and otherwise. With a penchant for luscious, transcendental melody and expressive lyricism; Hawk’s musical dreamscapes have endeared him to a steadily growing fan base.
Jimmy Hawk is one of Melbourne’s most prolific and well-regarded folk-psych treasures. From humble lo-fi, cassette four track beginnings, the past five years has seen Hawk release three albums, one solo and 2 with The Endless Party. Like a conceptual love letters to his heroes, The Beach Boys, Big Star, Neil Young; Hawk’s music flirts with a sense of alchemy and DIY aesthetic. His records display that rare ability to attack both the listener’s heart with its melodies and textures and head with its poetry and themes. In the greatest of songwriting traditions, Jimmy Hawk’s artistic mission has been to transcend fad and fashion and ensure the art of earnest expression.
As a seasoned performer, Jimmy Hawk has toured the US and UK and has performed alongside favourites such international acts such as Cold War Kids, The Temper Trap and The Shins.
“I keep hitting repeat on this new tune. It’s got something old school about it all – a little ’50s Elvis-like in the guitars; a little ’60s New Orleans in the rhythm. It’s cool stuff that generates a bit of heat each time I hear it.” **** Richard Kingsmill, TRIPLE J.
“Strangely compelling and unique” — 8/10 album review by Jaymz Clements, TRIPLE J MAGAZINE.” Another great song from one of Melbourne’s best.” – Simone Ubaldi, BEAT MAGAZINE.
“Jimmy Hawk is a good chance to break out ”— Michael Cahill, THE HERALD SUN.
The debut record aptly titled Echo Park chronicles the Australian singer songwriters west coast period living and writing in LA’s hip downtown area Echo Park. Part self confessional pop and part cautionary tales, Echo Park is unashamedly naked and honest in scope but walks amongst the giants of the genre with casual ease.