The young Dublin act was formed by two friends in the shadow of the world-famous Guinness Brewery (in the south of the city) and features Richie Power (vocals/keyboards) and Eoghan MacMahon (vocals/ guitar).

Irish rock legends Aslan quickly declared themselves major fans, with frontman Christy Dignam even proclaiming Hawke The Band “the next big thing” to emerge from a country that consistently punches above its weight in terms of quality music.

“Pinch Me (Am I Dreaming?)” draws on Richie & Eoghan’s fondness for rousing 90s indie-rock (particularly their love of The Verve and Oasis), subtly twisting their influences into something new and original, an anthemic single brimming with hope and beauty – just what we all need during the dark days of our current global pandemic.