Trash Hawks have been channeling their brand of upbeat, high-energy garage rock into Regina’s thriving independent music scene steadily since 2016. The debut EP Piña Piñata Colada was extremely well-received in western Canada upon its release in February of 2018.
Piña Piñata Colada has garnered attention for Trash Hawks both nationally and internationally in the form of features in popular online music publications. The first single “Sandy Shores” was featured, alongside Canadian rock royalty Sloan, by the UK online magazine The Line of Best Fit in the 30th edition of their “Oh! Canada” publication – which highlights outstanding Canadian new music. Other notable features of music from Piña Piñata Colada include those by Runaway Pup, The Carillon, and an inclusion in the “Favourite Songs of 2018” playlist by the Canadian publication Dominionated.
Trash Hawks have been steadily building recognition for their brand through appearances at several music festivals geared towards promoting upcoming independent acts. Trash Hawks performed twice at Calgary’s highly-regarded Sled Island festival in 2018. The Hawks put on a blistering performance at Sloth Records and electrified a packed house at The Palomino. Other notable acts that performed at Sled Island that year include Wand and Thundercat. Trash Hawks were also a highlight at the hugely successful first iteration of Grind Central Records’ Grind Central Festival which was sponsored by the Canadian music publication Exclaim!. More recently, Trash Hawks have been invited to perform at two showcases as part of FOCUS Wales – one of the world’s leading showcase events. The band intents to use this opportunity to make connections in the UK and European music industries and has plans to pursue additional performances in the UK and Europe.
The release of Piña Piñata Colada made waves in western Canada, and Trash Hawks have no intention of losing any momentum. The band is currently in the process of writing new material for a second EP to be released in 2019. Ask anyone in the Regina music scene about Trash Hawks, and they will tell you that they are certainly one of the most important bands to keep your eye on.
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