Crisp, concise and filled with a lust for life, the newest release from New Hampshire’s Robotic Hawks is a fun-filled sonic journey that debuts some new originals along with a cover of Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers’ classic “I’m Not Your Man” so strap in!
Drummer Brian Sturk’s static staccato attacks throughout the opening title track inject a riotous pulse that, along with Tyler Pollard’s moving bass flow and Shawn Doherty’s guitar crunch, creates a kind of perfect Pop Rawk combo that Van Halen or Extreme would’ve been proud to have their respective names associated with back in the day. As for the other original here, “Turn Away” is big on bass with Pollard’s voice just shining bright on this steady stomp of pure Rawk ecstasy amidst a swell of throbbing riffs that repeatedly burst towards a vivacious chorus.
For the closer on their latest release, Robotic Hawks present fans with a stirring contradiction with their take on “I’m Not Your Man” that at one point is like George Thorogood and The Black Crowes throwing down at the Sil (Or TC’s Lounge because I’m a Berklee kid…) but then leans hard into some good ole stadium RAWK that The Boss or Tom Petty regularly pulled off with ease.
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