NICK HAKIM SXSW PERFORMANCES & MAY HEADLINE DATES ANNOUNCED

Posted on Mar. 13 2017

DEBUT FULL-LENGTH GREEN TWINS OUT MAY 19, 2017 ON ATO RECORDS

Watch Live Version of First Single 

“Bet She Looks Like You”

“achingly beautiful soul music that almost always reaches you somewhere deep in your bones” – The FADER

“Hakim’s sounds are deep and soulful, but touches of jarring reverb and eerie synths throw his work into a uniquely beautiful state of unbalance.” – Washington Post

TORONTO, ON – March 13, 2017 – Nick Hakim has announced his SXSW performances and May headline shows which include stops in Toronto and Montreal, taking place around the release of his debut full-length album Green Twins out May 19 on ATO Records. He has also just released a live version of his well-received, intimate first single from the album, “Bet She Looks Like You.” Watch the performance here.

Green Twins is the highly anticipated follow up to his breakthrough Where Will We Go, Pt. I & II EPs, self-released on his label Earseed Records. The new album is an experimental step forward with emotional heft gleaned from his experiences in the years since. Green Twins is available for pre-order here.

Hakim’s debut comes as the culmination of years chiseling his skills as a musician. Hailing from Washington, D.C., he grew up in a musical household-his older brother introduced him to bands like Bad Brains and Nirvana, and his parents exposed him to Nueva canción-while he set out on his own to discover the DC music scene. He didn’t take an interest in learning an instrument until high school, when he taught himself to play the keys. After graduation, he moved to Boston to continue his study of music. In the time since moving to Brooklyn and setting to work for three years on Green Twins, he embraced the live circuit, both as a solo musician and with his band, whom he’s brought together from within his community in Boston and New York.

“BET SHE LOOKS LIKE YOU”

“A hazy, deeply felt bit of modern soul.” – Stereogum

“This man has the most beautiful soul we ever did hear expressed. If your heart has been feeling cold lately, this tune will warm it right up as Hakim’s raspy vocals reverb through the speakers.” – Nylon

“The soul-touched single recalls the production of Madlib and RZA, like an old photograph of neo-soul.” – All Songs Considered, NPR MUSIC

Live Video via Youtube 

Official Single via Youtube 

Official Single via Spotify 

 

NICK HAKIM SXSW PERFORMANCES

Mar 15 Noisetrade x CLIF Bar @ Blackheart Bar – 2:00 PM

Mar 16 Urban Outfitters @ Space24 – 1:00 PM

Mar 16 South By San Jose @ Hotel San Jose – 3:00 PM

Mar 16 ATO Records @ Cedar Street Courtyard – 9:00 PM

Mar 17 Laneway @ Mohawk – 12PM

Mar 17 Austin Oasis @ Hole In The Wall – 1:50PM

 

NICK HAKIM TOUR DATES

Mar 10 Blueberry Hill – St. Louis, MO

Mar 11 Proud Larry’s – Oxford, MS

Mar 13 Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA

Mar 14 White Oak Music Hall Upstairs – Houston, TX

Mar 19 Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ

Mar 21 Voila! Gallery – Los Angeles, CA

Mar 22 Brick & Mortar – San Francisco, CA

Mar 24 Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR

Mar 25 Alexander Gastown – Vancouver, BC

Mar 26 Barboza – Seattle, WA

Mar 29 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN

Mar 30 The Back Room – Milwaukee, WI

Mar 31 Hi-Fi – Indianapolis, IN

Apr 01 Club Café – Pittsburgh, PA

Apr 19 The Dome – London, UK (Sold Out)

Apr 20 Le Pop Up du Label – Paris, FR

Apr 22 Studio 672 – Cologne, DE

Apr 23 Bitterzoet – Amsterdam, NL

Apr 25 Berghain Kantine – Berlin, DE

May 11 The Drake Hotel – Toronto, ON

May 12 Bar Le Ritz PBD – Montréal, QC

May 13 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA

May 14 Iron Horse Music Hall – Northampton, MA

May 17 Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY

May 20 Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC

 

 

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