HAWKS DO NOT SHARE
George Lewis III – Vocals, Bass, Programming
Jeremy Wilkins – Keyboards, Programming, Backing Vocals
Britt White - Keyboards, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Jason Roark - Guitars
Genres - Dream-Pop, Indie-Pop, Electronic
George Lewis III and Jeremy Wilkins are no strangers to each other. The two multi-instrumentalists have been collaborating in the studio and onstage in a variety of projects since the early ‘00s. So, in 2012, when Lewis asked his longtime friend to help put together some material for his solo project The Other Also, there wasn’t any idea that it would go beyond a new EP.
But when they started collaborating, the mood shifted away from Lewis’ acoustic-based tendencies and towards more programmed beats, glistening synth tones, and electronic-based production. Once they realized they were doing something entirely new, it only made sense to give it its own name: Hawks Do Not Share.
The band has only grown in strength and numbers since then. The two were joined by another strong musical presence, and an incredible solo artist in her own right, Britt White, who adds her lovely vocals as well as guitar and keyboard textures to the mix.
With all the pieces in place, Hawks Do Not Share released their debut, full-length HDNS.
The 10 tracks on this self-produced, self-released LP are lush pop gems, emanating the kind of warmth that makes you want to curl up and bask in. The guitars shimmer like an early 4AD Records fever dream and the songs get buoyed on delicate waves of keyboard melodies.
Warmly received by local and national press, the band went on to give several performances in support of their debut album.
To hear him tell it, Portland guitarist Jason Roark fell in love with the band during their record release show at the Doug Fir. Shortly thereafter, Jason expressed interest in adding more guitar. Unbeknownst to him, Britt was thrilled by the prospect of putting down the guitar to focus on her preferred instruments, keyboards and vocals.
Now a four-piece, Hawks Do Not Share are currently playing live shows in support of their new EP, "Polaris" and writing new material.