Review – Woodhawk

Album: Beyond The Sun
Release Date: April 7, 2017
Genre: Hard Rock

Calgary’s rock revivalist Woodhawk are about to let loose their full-length debut album Beyond the Sun on April 7, 2017.

It’s a rich, riff-heavy album deep-rooted in classic rock stylings. The band has been touring and playing the club circuit in Calgary for a few years now and the work that went into this album is apparent. Strong bass and heavy rhythms and a healthy hard-rock feel give the album a familiarity as to the likes of Black Sabbath, and Iron Maiden. The vocals are relaxed with a very nice, crunchy guitar. Their sound is very reminiscent of what came out of the early aughts.

As vocalist/guitarist Turner Midzian puts it,

“This album has been years in the making and really shows the evolution of the band. We focused hard on not just making good riffs, but good songs.”

If you’re thinking about checking out a new band with a familiar sound give Woodhawk a try.

They’ll be touring over the next two months, so if you’re in the area check them out.

Show Dates:
Apr 7 – Edmonton, AB – Sewing Machine Factory (CD Release Show)
April 8 – Calgary, AB – The Palomino (CD Release show)

Vagabonds of The Western Gig Tour:
May 4 – Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
May 5 – Nanaimo, BC – The Queens
May 6 – Victoria, BC – Logan’s Pub
May 7 – Kelowna, BC – Doc Willoughby’s
May 8 – Edmonton, AB – Rendezvous Pub
May 9 – Saskatoon, SK – Vangelis Tavern
May 10 – Winnipeg, MB – The Handsome Daughter
May 11 – Regina, SK – The German Club
May 12 – Calgary, AB – Palomino
May 13 – Fernie, BC – Northern Bar

Connect with Woodhawk:

I’m Emily Frewin. I remember my dad teaching me how to take care of a record before I knew how to tie my shoes. Laying on the floor of my living room listening at full volume to a new album or bathing in the glory of an old one was how I spent most of my childhood and adolescence. Writing and music have always been important to me, so I’m very excited to be writing for Canadian Beats. I have a dog, a husband, and several children, some of which may or may not be mine. I spend my days fighting off the on-set of dementia by working for a Geomatics company, listening to music, trying to sell my children, watching movies, and planning out how to kidnap Idris Elba. I also own a T-Rex costume.

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