Hardcore/punk band Bitch Hawk are back with their newest track and video, “Passing Out,” and you can catch it right here at New Noise.
The band enjoy blending in an abundance of different genres—like metal, sludge, trash, black, and jazz—to make it sound just like rock ‘n’ roll with an alternate formula: no trigged drums or lowered strings. Bitch Hawk released two albums back in 2018, and now they’re making their return.
The band members—Henrik Holmlund (drums), Andreas Hourdakis (guitar) Patrik Berger, (bass), and Fred Burman (vocals)—also have music experience outside of the hard rock business. Berger is a well-known songwriter and producer, working with acts like Lana Del Rey, Charli XCX, Bleachers, and more, writing “I Love It” to Icona Pop and “Dancing on My Own” together with Robyn. He also debuted with his recent solo project, Hög Sjö.
Hourdakis is a well-known Swedish guitarist, playing in international shows in Magnus Öström’s band and as a solo artist with his own trio. Burman also sings in the band Satan Takes A Holiday, and Holmlund has worked with a number of rock and ska bands.
Burman, who directed the new music video, chats more about the track and video:
“We take comfort in getting together as fathers to sweat, hammer and scream our frustrations and worn out hearts into the songs of Bitch Hawk. In fact, most of them are about our kids and the trials they put us through. The love and the fears of a parent is among the most intense emotional challenges one can be presented with and ‘Passing Out’ is the cry for the absolute necessity of a night off from time to time. A night off and five shots of alcohol. A reset. A wrecking ball. So we can love them tomorrow as well.”
Burman adds, “The video for the song presents characters on the verge of insanity—represented by a glowing entity, that finally disintegrates and swallows them. I put my youngest son in the role as what ultimately becomes the antagonist, a fit that is kind of perfect in my mind.”
Watch the video for “Passing Out” here:
Photo courtesy of Anders Jungermark