Posted on Aug. 23 2017

photo by: Shervin Lainez



TORONTO, ON – August 23, 2017  –  “Needy Bees” is the latest single from Nick Hakim’s celebrated debut full-length album Green Twins (ATO Records), and was featured in the steamy closing scene of HBO’s Insecure this week. Complex named Green Twins one of the “Best Albums of 2017 (So Far)” and, today, Complex premiered the official video of the moody and sparse track, directed by Derrick Belcham. Watch the video HERE.

Nick Hakim and his band will also perform on Pitchfork’s live streaming series Pitchfork Live next Wednesday, August 30. Pitchfork featured the NYC-based musician in their “Rising” series this spring and included Green Twins on their “Overlooked Albums of 2017” list. Tune in to at 1pm ET to stream the set.

Hakim’s debut comes at the culmination of years chiseling his skills as a musician, and saw him featured by the likes of The FADER, Stereogum,  Remezcla, NYLON,  Latino USA, Paste Magazine, Under The Radar and more. In addition to making the mid-year lists from Complex and Pitchfork, Green Twins has also been named one of the “Best Albums of the Year (So Far)” by Under the RadarNPR Music‘s readers named Hakim one of “Your Favorite New Artists Of 2017 (So Far)” and NME named the track “Green Twins” one of their “Best Songs Of 2017 So Far.”

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.

Sep 02 Dorset, UK – End Of The Road Festival
Sep 03 Stradbally, Ireland – Electric Picnic
Oct 03 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
Oct 04 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
Oct 05 Raleigh, NC – Kings
Oct 06 Nashville, TN – Basement East
Oct 07 Atlanta, GA – Vinyl
Oct 09 Birmingham, AL – The Nick
Oct 10 New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
Oct 12 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs)
Oct 14 Austin TX – ACL Festival
Oct 15 Dallas, TX – House of Blues (Cambridge Room)
Oct 17 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
Oct 18 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
Oct 19 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
Oct 20 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Oct 21 Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club
Oct 23 Portland, OR – Doug Fir
Oct 24 Seattle, WA – Barboza
Nov 01 Paris, FR – Pitchfork Avant-Garde
Nov 03 Rotterdam, NL – BIRD
Nov 04 Eindhoven, NL – So What’s Next Festival
Nov 07 Bristol, UK – The Lantern
Nov 08 London, UK – KOKO
Nov 09 Manchester, UK – The Deaf Institute
Nov 10 Glasgow, UK – King Tut’s
Nov 11 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
Nov 13 Cologne, GER – Stadtgarten
Nov 14 Berlin, GER – Lido
Nov 15 Belgium, BE – Forest National (Supporting Bonobo)
Nov 16 Amsterdam, NL – AFAS Live (Supporting Bonobo)
Nov 17 Hamburg, GER – Uberjazz Festival
Nov 18 Paris, FR – Le Zenith (Supporting Bonobo)


“Green Twins is full of life and energy, often operating at a fever pitch” – Pitchfork

“The most eclectic R&B project this side of Frank Ocean’s unpredictable Blonded Radio… soulful, guitar-driven music that recalls Unknown Mortal Orchestra, only sexier.” – Complex

“The debut from this Brooklyn-based soul man showcases his quixotic, impassioned spin on R&B. ” – Rolling Stone

“Hakim drifts between genres and moods, displaying a soft spot for shadowy beats, Shuggie Otis, hip-hop and the early 70s, when psychedelia was embraced by R&B… superb.” – The Guardian

“Matters of the heart require tenderness – and this conviction is what makes Green Twins a treasure; irresistible and challenging, without contradiction.” –NPR Music, First Listen

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

“An experimental realm where from-the-heart lyrics bleed into spaced-out grooves.” – Village Voice

“soulful, wrapped in reverb, and breathtakingly beautiful”  – Remezcla

“unpretentious yet off-kilter, opaque in some ways but also decidedly unique and inviting.” – Nylon

“Hakim’s music had the feel of fresh revelation, of a storm brewing in the soul.” – Stereogum

“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

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