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Muscle Hawk / Press

“Muscle Hawk is a dirty and delightful Salt Lake City based mind f*@k full of hyper active electronic riffs, flogging funk elements, and aggressive synth-pop grit. Their critically acclaimed EPs, The Speed of Dark (2009) and Superfuture (2010), have solidified the duo as one of the best emerging groups in Utah and in the United States, making Greg Bower and Josh Holyoak some of the most highly sought after producers in their genre.”

“This electro-thrash duo of Greg Bower and Josh Holyoak has become one of the most popular go-to party-starter acts in Salt Lake City in short order. Formed in 2009, the songs on Muscle Hawk's two EPs, The Speed of Dark and Super Future, have garnered serious play from local DJs, and their live appearances have expanded to include an intricate light show to go with the rapid-fire, big-bottomed beats booming from the speakers. Whether playing a club or big outdoor shows like Craft Lake City or the Utah Arts Festival, Muscle Hawk has it going on in a big way right now.”

“Since early 2009, the duo of Greg Bower and Josh Holyoak has been making its way around in style, conquering venues with its electro-thrash show the duo enhanced with multiple equipment upgrades and a multifaceted light show timed to every beat produced onstage. That has turned them into a musical centerpiece featured at major events like Craft Lake City and the Utah Arts Festival. The latter performance garnered so much local attention and so many dance-hapy fans, it damned near became its own event—as close to an outdoor rave downtown Salt Lake City will ever see. In the process, Muscle Hawk has become the most recognized techno act in the state.”

“This duo... creates a fresher sound and a bigger, better live show than far larger acts, whether rocking a massive outdoor stage or a steamy club like Park City’s Harry O’s. “I’m a big fan of trying to stimulate as many of the human senses at a time as you can,” Holyoak says. His band’s shows prove it.”

“The electro/thrash power-punch duo...are on the front line of today’s electronic music scene. Whether it be throwing down their own original dance-floor bangers or some of the best remixes I’ve heard on a local or international level! After a live show, you’ll be sweaty, sore and wanting more.”

“Muscle Hawk aims for abrasive, danceable electronic music... A quick listen reveals strong hints of French moguls Daft Punk and Justice, a wide array of sounds and effects tightly sequenced to a master 4/4 beat that’s as danceable as house, but as dynamic as avant garde.”

“Muscle Hawk is an Electro/Thrash powerhouse consisting of members Greg Bower and Josh Holyoak. Anyone even remotely interested in electronic music, or dance music in general, will be able to bounce their heads to the sounds created by this duo. Their live electro set has been earning some serious local praise, earning them the right to play at several large events. Their "Come Back Clean" remix earned them an honorable mention as a judges pick in our Crystal Method contest, and for good reason; it's impossible to sit still when you listen to it!”


“Gunning for an epilepsy-inducing sensory overload that admirably brings back the spirit of “Where were you in ’92?” UK hardcore, Muscle Hawk put four firmly on the floor and crank up the strobe.”

“A little baking soda, some shiny foil, irresistible beats and some live bass guitar (for taste) makes this some of the purest dance rock around.”

SLUG Magazine

“Truly infectious, this dance delicacy should be consumed standing up with your thighs pumping”

“Riding high on a swell of recent good press and radio play, this group pumped out pulsing BPM that made the club’s collective heart muscle race”

“Muscle Hawk is a steroid-infused electronic beast that strikes terror into the faint of heart”