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THE WARHAWKS RELEASE THEIR CATHARTIC MASTERPIECE: ‘THIS AIN’T ART’ EP

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PHILADELPHIA, PA | MARCH 12, 2022: New Jersey natives The Warhawks have released their latest extended play This Ain’t Art on all streaming services.

The album comes as a follow up to their recent alternative single On My Way,” which premiered exclusively on iHeartMedia’s ALT 104.5 – Philadelphia’s Alternative Rockstation. Releasing their fourth full collection within the past three years – The Warhawks’ latest work is faster and louder than past pieces. Contrary to the title’s belief, the This Ain’t Art EP has all the music necessary for headbanging and crowd surfing that make it a new-age, garage punk aesthetic of art. Embedded between the strums and kickdrums are strong themes of love, loss, and most importantly – hope. 

Songs on the EP such as “Roll and Rock” and “Through” are reminders of the highs and lows we face, and the push we need to find beauty in the everyday. The latest project is a beautiful homage to real life experiences and daydreams from each member of the Jersey-born and bred four piece. 

“’This Ain’t Art’ is without a doubt the best record The Warhawks have made to date. These songs showcase the evolution of us as songwriters and musicians. Written and recorded during the COVID pandemic, this record is the most important thing we have created as a band. Love, loss, truth, sadness and hope are some of the themes found in the words and sounds on the record. We are so proud of this one.”

 – The Warhawks

Composed of brothers John and Pat Bilodeau, cousin Matt Orlando and close family friend Tom Lipski, The Warhawks are a dynamic, blue-collared indie rock outfit from Gloucester City, NJ. Following a string of DIY releases, the band released their debut LP Never Felt So Good in January 2019. Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Dave Downham (Into It. Over It.) at Gradwell House Recording, the album consisted of nine soaring punk alt-rock anthems that explored themes of love, hope, and desperation. Never Felt So Good would go on to earn the band several accolades including 93.3 WMMR’s “Band of the Month” that following March, steady rotation of their song “Miracle” on top indie station 88.5 WXPN, and live appearances on WRFF Radio 104.5. 

In the fall of 2019 the band returned to Gradwell House to record their six song EP Stardust Disco. After its release in February of 2020, the band toured throughout the Northeast and Midwest before being halted by the pandemic. After months of isolation, the band returned to the studio to record a live album called Live From Lockdown released for free at the end of 2020. They have also earned prominent opening slots for bands such as White Reaper, Sticky Fingers, July Talk, The Menzingers, Off With Their Heads, and Curls among others. Through their relentless efforts, the band has toured the entire United States, all the while cultivating a large, passionate fan base at home in the Northeast. 

In celebration of their new EP release, The Warhawks hit the road again for the This Ain’t Art US tour. The band is also set to cross international waters this May as part of the lineup for several UK festivals – including Retro Fest in Manchester and West Street Live in Sheffield. 

The This Ain’t Art EP can be heard worldwide via Sony’s The Orchard. Watch the official lyric video for “On My Way” here

The Warhawks On Tour:

3/5/2022 – Manchester, UK

4/5/2022 – Sheffield, UK

5/5/2022 – Brighton, UK

6/5/2022 – Southampton, UK

10/5/2022 – London, UK

11/5/2022 – Leeds, UK

12/5/2022 – Brighton, UK

13/5/2022 – Brighton, UK

14/5/2022  – Brighton, UK

More Dates TBA

Tracklist: 

  1. (I Wanna Go to) California
  2. On My Way
  3. The Spirit of Mechanicsburg
  4. Through
  5. Roll and Rock
  6. Reruns

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Martin Bone - Editor-in-Chief

Martin is a founding member of Patchchord News and is Director & Editor-in-Chief for PCN Magazine / Patchchord News Martin also is a Freelance Photographer and lives in the Scottish Borders Scotland. Martin also specialises in Commercial Photography in Music & Events, Sports and Portrait Photography and Video. Also the Official Photographer for Football Club Maybole Juniors.
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