Thursday 19 September 2019

TRACK PREMIRE: "Weightless Light" by Woodhawk

From the foot of the majestic Rocky Mountains hails Calgary, AB’s rock n’ roll trio Woodhawk. Masters of the straight-ahead riff rock, Woodhawk blends classic rock influences of Black Sabbath and Thin Lizzy with smooth grooves, cranked amps, and heavy-hitting drums. The coalescence of melodious vocals, catchy riffs, and dynamic instrumentation creates a vast soundscape for the listener to explore. With lyrical themes of science fiction and sorcery to more recent themes of struggles and triumph, Woodhawk wears their heart on their sleeve.

A firm favourite here at sludgey aches, Woodhawk are back and readying their new album “Violent Nature” which is set for release on November 1, 2019.  Coming 2 years after their rip roaring “Beyond the Sun” record, Woodhawk returned to Rain City Recorders in Vancouver, BC during February 2019, and worked with Jesse Gander (who has worked with our very own Waingro & Heron) to to record and over the course of 2 weeks, Woodhawk have tracked their strongest effort yet, producing songs that address the struggles of mental health straight on, and laying it all on the line. Woodhawk’s new material abandons the world of fantasy in pursuit of emotional authenticity and self-discovery.
Woodhawk features guitarist Turner Midzain, bassist Mike Badmington, and drummer Kevin Nelson. Today we’re excited to preview a new track “Weightless Light” exclusively, but first Turner had this to say about the track.  You can stream the track below.  Turn it up loud and let your speakers die!!!

“This tune was one of the last songs we wrote for the record. We had been playing around with that opening drum beat for about a year trying to find somewhere to make it work. And without hesitation, it just clicked right in like a missing puzzle piece for the album. The songs stems from my struggle to sleep for a few months over the fall of 2018. I would wake up every night at the same time and lay awake staring at nothing. My mind would race and inhibit me from sleeping, no matter what. So I would lay in this state of almost non-existence where I couldn't tell if I was asleep, awake, alive or dead. It was an odd feeling of vulnerability. To pass the time, I would get up and play guitar in the middle of the night, until I felt I could attempt to go back to sleep for the last 45 minutes before my alarm.” -  Turner Midzain