Starting with a naggingly hypnotic but spiky guitar riff, ‘If I Don’t Tell You’ from London/Ireland/Berlin grunge three piece HAVVK is a perfectly taut, tension-fuelled track, which signals just how far the band have travelled in the past couple of years. With a post punk energy and urgency that is reminiscent of the likes of Charlotte Hatherley and Ex Hex at their immaculate best, this latest offering also echoes the likes of power pop bands such as The Go-Go’s.
The track dangles the potential of the live show at the listener like a promise, and is definitely one you can jump around your bedroom to. In terms of their forthcoming debut album, Cause and Effect, it promises great things, and if you are tempted to see the band live, they will be touring the UK throughout May so do check them out.
Cause And Effect, the debut album from HAVVK, is out 22nd November. Catch HAVVK live at the following dates:
2nd May – Oh yeah Music Centre, Belfast
3rd May – The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle
4th May – HATCH, Sheffield
8th May – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
9th May – Broadcast, Glasgow
11th May – Castle and Falcon, Birmingham
12th May – Magic Teapot, Leicester
16th May – Paper Dress Vintage, London
17th May – Zed Ally, Bristol
18th May – The Den, Bath