"A fun game to play for first-time listeners of the four-piece Hawk vs. Dove‘s self-titled, self-released debut might be to give the songs a runthrough and try to guess where on earth the band might be from. On my initial hearing, I ran a geographical gamut from Georgia to London to Brooklyn to California, going by the various influences I heard in their sound, from angular riffing to sweet multiple-participant vocal arrangements, languid rhythms and periods of thick, crunching stomp that give way to classic rocking guitar and organ interplay, subdued moody crescendos and drawn-out melodies. Finally I settled on Portland, if only because it seemed to me the region where such a melting pot of elements might thrive, given the variety of the scene there."
“Here's a track by track review of a Gutterth Records compilation album we were asked to be a part of.”
“A piece in the Dallas Observer about an awesome concert poster of ours.”
“Dallas, TX sludge/noise disciples Hawk Vs. Dove have independently released their anticipated self-titled debut. Crack a cold one and go listen! HvD rock! These guys kick and have an unprecedented balance between melody and mud that is explosive (and rare). Fans of metal, grunge and just plain confrontational howling will dig this. Soundgarden, Jesus Lizard, Seed, Gates Of Slumber, Harvey Milk, or Conan would all vibe well with these guys.”
“Hawk Vs. Dove, the newest sludge sensation from the one and only Dallas, TX , have exciting news and a brand new single called “The Sabbath”. Kind of sounds like Alice In Chains on a slow burn date with Harvey Milk (the band, not the historical figure). They are rad.”
“Hawk Vs Dove is a Dallas down-tempo riff-party. Citing influences such as Harvey Milk, The Jesus Lizard, Melvins, and Boris, Hawk has a knack for gut-churning guitar licks that, slowed down and fuzzed out, will somehow make you punch your own balls repeatedly and enjoy it. Featuring unconventional harmonies and bludgeoning, ominous tones, HVD provokes their listeners into a primordial trance. Progressive without losing sight of nod-worthy songs, and innovative without excess, this band has a grasp on where heavy music has been and where it ought to go. ”