Hawking is a Progressive Indie Rock foursome from Vancouver, Canada. The group strives to keep their songs as enigmatic as they are catchy, combining powerful, evocative vocals with melodic hooks, angular guitar riffs and a liberatingly adventurous rhythm section.
Known for being one of Vancouver's hardest-touring independent bands, Hawking's most recent 50-date run took them across North America to spread the word about their new self-titled EP. Released on July 14th 2015, the EP was immediately met with an onslaught of acclamatory reviews from Indie tastemaker publications. The second single "Books On Tape" premiered on Baeble Music, while the lead single "Safe and Sound" premiered on PureVolume, who raved about its “fluttering melodies as it intricately builds and soars to the infectious chorus” and quickly became the number 1 most played Rock song on the site, holding that position for 4 consecutive weeks.
An outfit of Canadian music mavericks who continue to take the scene by storm, Hawking is driven to make passionate, real, and memorable music for many years to come.
"If you like art rock, you'll enjoy the boundless pleasures that Hawking has to offer. This group takes listeners on a musical journey into sonically adventurous territory for those inclined to come along for the wild and brazen ride."
"A mesh of indie rock and math-pop, and a more hardcore version of The 1975. It’s awesome."
"Too musically academic for punk rock, but a little too punk for indie sets, the band crafts atmospheric guitar rock that is just different enough to distinguish it from any crowd, but familiar enough to satisfy a variety of audiences."
"With their intriguing blend of indie pop and math rock, Hawking grab your attention right away. I urge you to go along for the ride."
–Pittsburgh In Tune