An unassuming scruffy bunch with a penchant for dogs, chooks, the beach and pizza; don’t be fooled by their chilled demeanour; once they hit that stage; these girls play hard. A fierce femme-fatale foursome with a knack for picking the shittest camper van to tour in; The Tommyhawks are a loveable rogue of a band who will intoxicate your every sense and leave you wondering whaaaat?!
Perhaps it comes from all their time on the road sharing toothbrushes and tinnies; but there’s a magic that happens when these women let loose on stage that’s earned them a reputation of being one of the best live acts in Australia.
Renowned on the west coast for their super-tight, explosive live shows; they’ve got 30 festivals under their belt; more than a dozen ventures to the east coast, 3 EPs; 2 WAM song of the year nominations, and are finally releasing their debut Album “Underground Raptor” this March.
ABOUT ‘UNDERGROUND RAPTOR’
The album is like a Ferrero Rocher. The core is a gooey mess of anxiety encased in a fragile thin biscuity layer of vulnerability, rolled in chunks of paranioa, fear and panic; with a deceptively sweet coating. And fear not, it’s vegan. (If you don’t like Ferrero Rochers; just ignore this paragraph.)
Lyrically, there’s a whole lot of fear going on; but don’t be put off by the angst; such is the nature of the playful song-writing that the rest of the band were initially oblivious to the lyrics (observant bunch they are – hence why they’re written in the album sleeve this time). Themes range from Addison’s personal brand of Black Mirror paranoia, social media apocalypse; and general doom. The girls did manage to convince her that “Anxiety 1” “Anxiety 2” “Anxiety 3” etc were probably not the most alluring song titles.
Sat 9/3 The Navy Club Fremantle WA
Thu 14/3 Crown and Anchor Adelaide SA
Fri 15/3 The Loft Warrnambool VIC
Sat 16/3 The Bridge Castlemaine VIC
Sun 17/3 The Tote Melbourne VIC
Tue 19/3 Republic Bar Hobart TAS
Thu 21/3 Frankies Pizza Sydney NSW
Fri 22/3 Smiths Alternative Canberra ACT
Sat 23/3 The Great Northern Byron Bay NSW
Sun 24/3 Flow Bar Old Bar, NSW
Thu 28/3 Vinnies Dive Bar Southport QLD
Fri 29 /3 Sol Bar Maroochydore QLD
Sat 30/3 Lefty’s Oldtime Music Hall Brisbane QLD
Sun 31/3 Eddie’s Grub House Coolangatta QLD
Fri 5/4 Lucy’s Love Shack Perth WA
PRAISE FOR THE TOMMYHAWKS
“The Tommyhawks are a band on the rise … Their songs are infectious and well written. They can be airy, spacey and all noise. They can be dirty, emotive, and straight up rock. These girls have it all and talent to burn. Four complete individuals that effortlessly come together as one on stage. A must see.”
“raucous and angelic…endearing…perfect.”
The Tommyhawks are not only becoming a well-known highlight of the Perth music scene but also throughout the festival scene of Australia. Along with their captivating stage presence, their ability to pivot between thunderous vibes and reflective melodies provides a glimpse into their intriguing musical vocabulary. For high energy, folk/punk/blues spliced, gutsy and hard-hitting music – this is a band you need to see.
PRAISE FOR SINGLE ‘CRITICAL’
“This is so quirky and unique! Cool vibe!”
Bridget Hustwaite TRIPLE J UNEARTHED
“A strong new one from this band. They seem to galvanised by their venomous subject matter. It’s sharpened their blade – henceforth dubbed Troll Slayer. Extra points for the brass solo.”
Dave Ruby Howe, TRIPLE J UNEARTHED
“Bratty, 90s energy in all the right ways. We’re gonna need some bandages here cause this one is bleeding confidence”
Tommy Faith, TRIPLE J UNEARTHED