CALIFORNIA country rockers I See Hawks in L.A. is on a UK tour supporting the new album Live and Never Learn, and stopping at the Square and Compass at Worth Matravers on Sunday 12th August.
Seventeen years after the release of their eponymous debut album, the band is now emerging from a string of confrontations with mortality, life choices, and the slow leakage of youthful possibility. They didn’t get rich, they didn’t get famous, and yet they’re still here.
Live and Never Learn is the first new Hawks album since 2013’s Mystery Drug. It’s been five hard years. In March of 2015, Rob Waller lost his mother suddenly to pancreatic cancer, and Paul Lacques lost both his parents the following year. Most of the songs on Live and Never Learn were written and recorded while they were dealing with thesegriefs, as well as other personal battles.
Loving families, good friends, and making music helped get the band through, personally and artistically. Hear the results for yourself at the gigs.