a/s/l: Hamish Hawk

Remember the days of the old schoolyard? Remember when Myspace was a thing? Remember those time-wasting, laborious quizzes that everyone used to love so much? Birthday Cake For Breakfast is bringing them back! 

Every couple of weeks, an unsuspecting band will be subject to the same old questions about dead bodies, Hitler, crying and crushes.  

This Week: In the run up to the release of his new album – and off the back of 6 Music favourites ‘Calls To Tiree’ andCaterpillar‘ – Hamish Hawk answers a series of inane questions!

Gabriela Silveira

Words: Andy Hughes (Photo Credit: Gabriela Silveira)

29, M, Edinburgh.

Have you ever seen a dead body?
Fortunately, no..

Who is your favourite Simpsons character?
Obviously this is a completely impossible question, but today, I’m going with Mr Burns/Mr Snrub.

What T-Shirt are you wearing?
I’m wearing a shirt.

What did your last text message say?
Helen Hunt’s speech in Castaway is powerful af

What’s the last song you listened to?
NDA – Billie Eilish.

How did you meet the people in your band?
Two at school, two at uni!

What’s the first record you bought?
I bought three albums on the same day, approximately seventeen years ago in the cathedral city of Winchester. I bought Aha Shake Heartbreak by Kings of Leon, Franz Ferdinand’s self-titled debut, and Up The Bracket by The Libertines. Two of those remain favourites!

What was your favourite VHS growing up?
I played and rewound Lady & The Tramp within an inch of its life.

When was the last time you cried?

Have you ever kissed someone & regretted it?
Several times.

Best Physical Feature?
My shoulders?

Worst physical feature?
My hairline?

Reasonably ok/not bad feature that you’re not fussed about?
The windows to m’soul.

Do you have any pets?

Ever picked up any injuries on tour?
Beyond paper cuts, inexplicable aches and pains, and electrocuting myself on microphones, no.

What did you do for your last birthday?
My flatmates dressed me up in drag and then we ate nachos.

Name something you CANNOT wait for?
The arrival of the Heavy Elevator vinyl!

Do you have a crush on someone?
Damn straight.

What’s the shittest experience you’ve had as a musician?
Performing in a restaurant in Halifax, West Yorkshire. We had to borrow an antiquated PA from a local cricket club, and in testing it out almost blew our eardrums open. We didn’t get paid and the sound was catastrophic.

If you could go back in time, how far would you go?
I’d have a go at the ’70s. I’d like to have more than one pair of bell-bottoms.

How do you want to die?

What’s your favourite thing about pizza?
The fact that it is made of cheese and bread. There is also garlic involved which is excellent.

What are you craving right now?
A long, empty swimming pool in Portugal.

Have you ever been on a horse?
Once. I was on the German exchange at school and the family I stayed with popped me in the saddle. The horse looked concerned.

What did you dream about last night?
I think it involved a farm? There was mud, pigs and stiles. I’m gonna go with a farm.

If you could go back in time and kill the baby Hitler, would you?
I think I might just raise him a little differently.

Do you like Chinese food?
I do! It’s probably my least frequently ordered takeaway, but it definitely has its moments.

Have you ever been on TV?
You know, I don’t think I have!

Ever meet someone famous?
I’ve met a few select celebs. I was invited aboard Cee Lo Green’s tour bus. Joan Baez touched my face. Camilla Parker Bowles told me I looked smart. I’ll give you more when next we meet.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Some kind of wizard.

Heavy Elevator‘ is out THIS WEEK via Dinked and Assai Recordings! Grab yourself a copy of the record here!

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