Youngblood Hawke (band)

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Youngblood Hawke
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Indie pop, indie rock, electropop
Years active 2012-present
Labels Republic Records
Associated acts Iglu & Hartly
Website www.youngbloodhawke.com
Members Nik Hughes
Alice Katz
Simon Katz
Sam Martin
Omar Ahmed
Tasso Smith

Youngblood Hawke is an American indie pop band based in Los Angeles, California.[1]

History[edit]

Both Simon Katz and Sam Martin were in the band Iglu & Hartly, but after a 2011 hiatus, the two reformed with three of their long-time friends to form Youngblood Hawke.[2] Their name is taken from the Herman Wouk novel of the same name.[3] In October 2011 before landing a recording contract with Universal Republic, Youngblood had a residency at The Satellite[4] in Los Angeles. Aside from that, the group has performed at South by Southwest, playing showcases such as Comedy Central Workaholics showcase,[5] and Purevolume House.[6][7][8]

The band was based in Silverlake, Los Angeles, where they were working on their debut album and worked odd jobs on the side during the recording process.[9] Youngblood Hawke's first single "We Come Running", has been described by LA Weekly 's Kevin Bronson as showing the quintet's "skills at grabbing hold of the pop jugular vein".[10] Their track "Forever" was the Starbucks Pick of the Week for September 2012.[11] Before that, they joined the line-up for both the Echo Park Rising Festival[12] as well as Lobsterfest.[13]

More recently, Youngblood Hawke's video for their debut single "We Come Running" was featured on Rolling Stone, "where they play music and scuba dive with sharks in time" in hopes to help promote the conservation of sharks.[14]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
Wake Up 58

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[16]
US Heat
[17]
Youngblood Hawke 193 3

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US Alt
[19]
US Rock
[20]
Canada Alt
[21]
AUS
2012 "We Come Running" 7 22 17 17 ARIA: Gold[22] Wake Up
2013 "Stars (Hold On)"
2014 "Pressure" TBA

Featured singles[edit]

Year Single
2013 "Big City Lights"[23]
(Sinead Burgess featuring Youngblood Hawke)
2014 "Wolves"[24]
(DiGiTALiSM featuring Youngblood Hawke)
"Endless Summer"[25]
(Miracle featuring Youngblood Hawke)
"Let's Live Like We'll Never Die"[26]
(Chiddy Bang featuring Youngblood Hawke)

Other appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Bring Me Home"[27] 2013 The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (soundtrack)
"Collide"[28] 2014 Kinect Sports Rivals

References[edit]

  1. ^ Monger, James Christopher. "biography". Allmusic. Rovi Corp. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Youngblood Hawke". Jigsaw Magazine. 22 August 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Sawdey, Evan (27 September 2012). "20 Questions: Youngblood Hawke". Popmatters. Buzzmedia Music. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Satellite". Thesatellitela.com. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  5. ^ "Workaholics - Series | Comedy Central Official Site". ComedyCentral.com. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  6. ^ "Getting to Know Youngblood Hawke « The PureVolume House". Purevolume.com. 2012-03-02. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  7. ^ Sherrick, Alex (2012-03-08). "Workaholics SXSW House Party presented by Comedy Central Announced". Mxdwn.com. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  8. ^ "The 2012 PureVolume House Presented by iHeartRadio is Here! « The PureVolume House". Purevolume.com. 2012-02-28. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  9. ^ Pannacione, Maggie (17 September 2012). "See the Music: Youngblood Hawke's "We Come Running"". Artistdirect. Rogue Digital. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  10. ^ [1][dead link]
  11. ^ Heringer, Mark (2012-09-25). "Starbucks iTunes Pick of the Week - Youngblood Hawke - Forever". Mark-heringer.com. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  12. ^ "August 17 and 18, 2013". Echo Park Rising. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  13. ^ "Home - Redondo Beach Lobster Festival". Lobsterfestival.com. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  14. ^ "Youngblood Hawke Dive Below the Surface in 'We Come Running' Premiere - Video". Rolling Stone. 2012-10-11. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  15. ^ "iTunes - Music - Wake Up by Youngblood Hawke". Itunes.apple.com. 2013-04-23. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  16. ^ "Youngblood Hawke Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 25, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Heatseekers Albums : Sep 01, 2012 | Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard.com. 2012-09-01. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  18. ^ "Connecting to the iTunes Store". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  19. ^ "Youngblood Hawke Album & Song Chart History - Alternative Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 25, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Youngblood Hawke Album & Song Chart History - Rock Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 25, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Canadian Active Rock & Alt Rock Chart Archive: Alternative Rock – January 15, 2013". America's Music Charts. 29 January 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  22. ^ http://www.aria.com.au/pages/httpwww.aria.com.aupagesaria-charts-accreditations-singles-2013.htm
  23. ^ https://www.facebook.com/sineadburgessmusic/app_553176398052229
  24. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/wolves-feat.-youngblood-hawke/id876391057
  25. ^ http://www.purevolume.com/news/PREMIERE-Mirac
  26. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/live-like-well-never-die-feat./id893743888?i=893743959
  27. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bring-me-home/id674865584?i=674865715
  28. ^ http://news.xbox.com/2013/10/games-kinect-sports-rivals-free-trial