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Chickenhawk Are Now Hawk Eyes
The Quietus , March 8th, 2011 10:34

And sessions on new album about to get started...

After Quietus ed John Doran gave his seal of approval to Chickenhawk after seeing them at last year's In The City festival, we've grown rather fond of the Leeds quartet. They've now changed their name to Hawk Eyes, and revealed that they're about to start work on their new album.

Singer Paul Astick said in a statement: "When we named our band Chickenhawk after the book by Robert Mason, we never really, like most bands probably, thought things would go as far as they have done for us!

"So, only now that we have a possible US and European release of Modern Bodies forthcoming, a new album being recorded in March and us trying to get our own website up, it's appeared that we can't get certain rights and/or any of the domain names we wanted to for Chickenhawk. Frustrating, but, these are the breaks! So with no further delay, we have simply chosen to drop the Chicken, move Hawk to the front and add Eyes! Simple! Everything stays the same."

Talking about the new album, meanwhile, guitarist Rob Stephens said: "The new album will sound a lot different to Modern Bodies. There’s heavier parts, lighter parts, more melody. Our intention is to make a progression not Modern Bodies part two."

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