The musical bond was always strong between Patrick Robertson and Damian Costin, and the founding members and driving forces behind one of Australia’s most successful alternative rock bands of the 2000s Motor Ace, are back with Nighthawk.
After all but completely disappearing from the musical landscape for 10 years, Patrick, Damian and new musical kinsmen Flynn Wheeler and Rhys Thompson emerge in 2016 with Nighthawk, a different beast altogether. If perspective has taught Patrick and Damian anything, it’s that they’re going to enjoy it!
As Patrick explains, “The fire that compelled me to make music in the first place was extinguished by the end of Motor Ace. I was young and took every kink in the road harder than I should have. I do have some regrets about not enjoying the great music we made and our success a little more.”
“Nighthawk comes from a very different place. It was a party before it was a band. There’s a simplicity about the music and the attitude. I haven’t felt as excited about a group of musicians and making music for a very long time. I think you can hear it.”
The first single from Nighthawk’s upcoming album is ‘Surely Gettin On’. It’s a good indication of what’s to come: timeless, classic, and anthemic rock’n’roll. Nighthawk’s debut album will be worth the wait, in the meantime ‘Surely Gettin On’ will surely whet your appetite.