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Hawker Roam

Salt Lake City, UT | Established. Jan 01, 2017 | INDIE

Salt Lake City, UT | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2017
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"Hawker Roam- The Wanderer: 60's Psychedelia Mexed with Modern Euphoria"

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HAWKER ROAM – THE WANDERER: 60’S PSYCHEDELIA MIXED WITH MODERN EUPHORIA
Posted on 23rd February 2018

Before I even hit play on this track I knew it was going to sound spectacular, the track title subtly hints that you’re going to be taken on a journey, but what I couldn’t anticipate was just how spectacular that journey was going to be. The track is drenched in Psychedelic nostalgic sound, with a heavy domineering mix of acoustic and reverberated guitars that drop, swirl and dance over this truly transient Indie Blues Post-Progressive track.

The level of harmony achieved by Harker Roam in their debut track hits you as an empyreal dream that allows you to simply get lost in the angelic riffs that allow this track to transcend above the half-baked tracks that are floating around today. The Salt Lake City, Utah based band take their inspiration from bands such as Pink Floyd, Radiohead and Death Cab for Cutie, they promise to deliver a unique sonic experience through their sound, and they do more than deliver in their latest hit. There’s not many vocalists that I would put in the same league as Thom Yorke but Shawn Homer is definitely one of them. - A&R Factory


"Hawker Roam Beneath the Surface (Album Review)"

Contemporary psychedelic rock best describes Hawker Roam and Beneath The Surface. This is a lengthy, 12-track, blues-based psychedelic rock album, which smoothly strikes an easy- listening balance between “psychedelic” and “rock.”
The songs are cosmic and emotionally fueled, with heavy, centered electric guitar and percussion. Slow drumming is combined with long, drawn-out electric guitar riffs and subtle, fast-action picks. “The Wanderer” is the epitome of a psychedelic rock song: undeniably mellow and trippy, filled with dramatic pauses. The acoustic guitar is at the forefront, with high-note picks on the electric guitar to alter the experience. “Yet I wander, I wander still / To find the illusion of things that I know to be real / The waters don’t flow like they used to, that’s for sure / It happened so slowly like sunlight through a crack in the door.”
The title track is a slow-going song, which starts focused on the dramatic, slow pounding of low notes on the keys with intermittently fast and slow, high-note piano progressions, which elevates the state of the song. The base of the six-minute song is the deep, slow rhythm on the piano, but long and drawn-out notes on the electric guitar and rolling percussion penetrate the silence and force the song to move more quickly and dramatically.
Beneath The Surface is a slow-paced album, which allows the listener to transfix onto each part of the instrumental variation and Homer’s distant vocals. Hawker Roam hold onto the blues base: While there is a large emphasis on the electric guitar, it doesn’t overpower the vocals or keys, and supports the songs in their psychedelic exploration—with the exception of some tracks, like “For War and Rage.”
“For War and Rage” is more suitably described by the term “acid rock,” as it is driven by quicker rhythms and heavier electric instrumentation. The song is louder and more intense. Homer’s vocals are often dark and subdued, comparable to those of Roger Waters from Pink Floyd. When his vocals subside, the electric guitar takes a lengthy solo before he comes back singing. Just when you think the music ends, the drums and guitar kick back in for a minute-and-a-half, instrumental jam.
The album is generally slow- paced, but each track offers instrumental variety and a unique and transfixing listening experience. If Beneath The Surface is the rookie album, there’s good stuff ahead, and I’ll follow their music wherever it goes.

–Lizz Corrigan - SLUG Magazine


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Hawker Roam was conceived in the studio, by musician/audio engineer Shawn Homer. Mixing indie with post-progressive vibes (and a bit of blues), Hawker Roam brings a unique sonic experience, not heard in the music industry today. With a debut album on its way, and exposure on the rise, Hawker Roam is primed and ready, with a new lineup of musicians. 


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