The Nohawks

The Nohawks

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The Nohawks title was earned by the band's reckless abandon of current urban trends and a conservative choice of SuperCuts. Their unique blend of high energy rock includes piano / organ, bass, guitar and drums.

Biography

Originally hailing from the Lindsay, Ontario area The Nohawks have played music together in varying groups that have had numerous successes for 10+ years. After moving to, and catching up with each other in Toronto in 2003, the quartet quickly set-up a rehearsal space and began writing original material under the hastily chosen name Hypercricket. That moniker lasted for about 4 years too long before they assumed a new identity as The Nohawks. This title was earned by their reckless abandon of current urban trends and a conservative choice of SuperCuts.

Though the band fared well as Hypercricket- with some gigs, promotion on local radio and releasing an EP- it was time to move on towards bigger and better things under a new name. This led to their inception as the Nohawks. Since then the band worked hard at recording a kick-ass 12 song LP of material. This album exemplifies their unique blend of high energy rock with strong influences from early 90s Southern California Skate Punk, Classic Rock, Ska and Hardcore.

Aside from their unparalleled songwriting style, the differentiation between the Nohawks and the rest of the musical acts right now is their passion for what they do, their genuity, and an instrumentation that separates them from other acts in the genre. The Nohawks deliver piano-driven, high energy rock with shredding guitar, booming bass, and driving drums in a refreshing key of social consciousness without a tinge of contrivance or self-awareness.

Lyrics

Blame

Written By: Scott Hazelton

Can't hide inside my guilty dreams

It's like trying to find my way through some strange MC Escher painting

Startled by gunshots on a busy street

Another innocent person dies in the crossfire of tragic derelict dramas unfolding

But don't blame the kids

Blame their parents

The angry beget more anger – its circumstance

Why would anyone who's suffered from day one really care about the world outside the world of pain they know?

It's enveloped their minds

The Chief of Police down in Detroit…

He says that we've finally lost our innocence and that we're on the world's mind

So, what do we do now?

How can we stop the violence for good?

How can we teach regard to the disregarded?

When the cycle's started, poverty's imparted

But don't blame the kids

Blame their parents

The angry beget more anger – its circumstance

Why would anyone who's suffered for so long really care about the world outside the world of pain they know?

It's enveloped their lives

And we can't ignore oppression

Even though it's easy to just keep on going the way we've always known

No, we can't filter-out the under-privileged

They won't live like this indefinitely

And neither can we

Stop!

Blaming punks out in the street

You don't even know what that means

So throw your flowers under the police line

Then react to the media

You're just perpetuating the knee-jerk hate

The fear inside of you…

Inside of you

It's partially your fault so…

Don't blame the kids

Blame their parents

The angry beget more anger – its circumstance

Why would anyone who's suffered from day one really care about the world outside the world of pain they know?

It's enveloped their lives

Discography

Grasping the Mainstream - 12 song LP (March 2009 release)

"Blame" has been played on 102.1 The Edge (Toronto, Canada) on Punkorama

Parody
Blame the Parents
Faith in Fate
Smalltown
No Return
Charlie Brownsmile
Gusher
The Pursuit of Crappiness
Dumb
Unnatural Disasters
Sadness
Ruins

Set List

Our set is about 30 - 35 minutes. We have a repertoire of 14 originals and 1 cover but generally play a 10 song set.

1. Start Again
2. Padlocked
3. The Pursuit of Crappiness
4. No Return
5. Parody
6. Wong 'em Boyo (Clash cover)
7. Sadness
8. Dumb
9. Ruins
10. Blame the Parents