Hello GoodBye 12 January 2012: Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences and Black Spot

Our first show of 2012 kicks off with live music from Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences and Black Spot.

We will also be re-airing a selection of our favourite pieces of music recorded live here on Hello GoodBye throughout 2011.

Paul Hawkins & The Awkward Silences formed in 2006 as a collaboration between maverick singer-songwriter Hawkins and Death in Vegas guitarist turned producer Ian Button and have gradually expanded into a six-piece. The band have released two albums and numerous singles and have built up a loyal cult following, with fans as far afield as Holland, France, Belgium and America. Their last EP ‘The Wrong Life‘ (Audio Antihero) was released in July 2011 and their new album will be released later this year.

Black Spot is the new solo moniker of ex-Congregation guitar player and singer with The Tap Collective, Benjamin Prosser. Black Spot acts as a place where the territory Benjamin’s early solo work (released on Sexton Ming’s Rim Records) left off. Though still demoing onto tape recorders and dictaphone’s Benjamin has now upped the analogue stakes recording the final versions of his new material at Gizzard Studio in the east-end. Combining an intricate finger picked intimacy with instrumentation including rythmn generator, Oscillator and found sounds Benjamin’s latest work is in his own words “the closest I’ve ever come to truly valuing, giving credence to what I do most naturally, to really speaking, saying what I believe is worth saying.”

Track List:
Horse Brothers – Good Umbridge (HG archive)
Protagonists of David Gadsdon – My Private Anarchy (HG archive)
Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences – I’ve Left The New World Order (LIVE SESSION)
Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences – Somewhere I have To Be (LIVE SESSION)
Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences – How We Lost The War (LIVE SESSION)
Design A Wave – Remedy (HG archive)
Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences – ‘Interview’
Poino – Bad Bag (HG archive)
One True Dog – It’s A Delay (HG archive)
Delphic Vapours – Pink Floyd European Tour 1968 (HG archive)
BlackSpot – Cremation (LIVE SESSION)
BlackSpot – Your Ox Will Carve (LIVE SESSION)
BlackSpot – The Watcher In The Night (LIVE SESSION)
BlackSpot – Jewel (LIVE SESSION)
BlackSpot – The 11th Commandment (LIVE SESSION)
BlackSpot – Heaven’s Gate (LIVE SESSION)
Hamilton yarns – When Times Are Good (HG archive)
BlackSpot – ‘Interview’
The Monochrome Set – He’s Frank (HG archive)
Jad Fair – I’ll Change My Style (HG archive)

Live sound engineers: Leanne Bower, Kacper Zienianin & Tom Kemp.

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