Since the release of their debut record 'Toastmaker' in August 2017, Patiohawk has been hard at work building off of a small but loyal fanbase at home, playing some of Toronto's most historic venues such as the Rivoli, The Horseshoe Tavern and Cameron House to name a few. The band has also toured eastern Canada, playing shows in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes, as well as opening for LA rock up-and-comers Valley Queen back in Toronto.
Patiohawk's tight, melodic sound is derived from a wealth of influences ranging from 70s hard rock bands like Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith, to more contemporary rockers like Queens of the Stone Age and Tame Impala. The concept of groove is paramount to the band, and a thick, unmistakeable bass-driven thread connects all of their material. 'Toastmaker' has been described as "all at once nostalgic and fresh". The band takes pride in their eclectic songwriting, delivering hard-rock riffiness and psychedelic synth-driven bliss on the same record.
Patiohawk was featured on the Deli Magazine Toronto website for the month of July and was in the running for the Deli's 'Band of the Month' contest. In regards to the last track on the album 'So Long', a winding acoustic tune reminiscent of Zeppelin's 'Going to California', Kris Geis of the Deli Magazine said, "It's a mellow and conscious track which would give the album variety along with their more upbeat blues rock tunes"
"Toronto's Patiohawk twang in your ears with curiousity" - Tiana Feng (ridethetempo.com)
"The sense of structure never betrays. Nothing seems too long or too short. Compositionally this is a fine achievement" - Christian Dick (chrisinformation.com)
"Not often do I hear a new band/album that feels so at home on the system from start to finish, yet has been recorded in 2017. Familiarity, with an abundance of uniqueness" - Barclay Crossley
Five Questions with Patiohawk - Canadian Beats: https://canadianbeats.ca/2018/08/22/five-questions-with-patiohawk/
Ride The Tempo: http://ridethetempo.com/2017/10/29/listen-patiohawk-in-lieu-of-the-sun/
The Deli Magazine: http://toronto.thedelimagazine.com/category/bands-covered/patiohawk