|Origin||Providence, Rhode Island, United States|
|Genres||Indie rock, Hardcore|
|Labels|| Corleone Records|
|Associated acts||Flaws, Callers, The Good Good, Spirit Assembly, Encyclopedia of American Traitors, Fields Lay Fallow, New Granada, Arcing, The Body|
|Past members|| Art Middleton|
Tiny Hawks was a hardcore punk rock duo from Providence, Rhode Island, composed of Art Middleton (guitar) and Gus Martin (drums, double bass).
Providence is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Rhode Island and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It was founded in 1636 by Roger Williams, a Reformed Baptist theologian and religious exile from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He named the area in honor of "God's merciful Providence" which he believed was responsible for revealing such a haven for him and his followers. The city is situated at the mouth of the Providence River at the head of Narragansett Bay.
The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that usually has six strings. It is typically played with both hands by strumming or plucking the strings with either a guitar pick or the finger(s)/fingernails of one hand, while simultaneously fretting with the fingers of the other hand. The sound of the vibrating strings is projected either acoustically, by means of the hollow chamber of the guitar, or through an electrical amplifier and a speaker.
A drum kit — also called a drum set, trap set, or simply drums — is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments, typically cymbals, which are set up on stands to be played by a single player, with drumsticks held in both hands, and the feet operating pedals that control the hi-hat cymbal and the beater for the bass drum. A drum kit consists of a mix of drums and idiophones – most significantly cymbals, but can also include the woodblock and cowbell. In the 2000s, some kits also include electronic instruments. Also, both hybrid and entirely electronic kits are used.
The band formed early in 2003 and played their first show in The Bakery warehouse in Olneyville, Rhode Island in May of that year. Tiny Hawks released their debut 8 song EP/12" Fingers Become Bridges in 2005 on Corleone Records and Moganono Records. Their subsequent full-length People Without End was released in 2006. They disbanded when Gus started have medical issues that limited his drumming.
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Tiny Hawks' musical style combines elements of math rock and noise rock as well as DC-influenced hardcore punk (Rites of Spring, Cap'n Jazz, Assfactor 4) and 1990s thrash (Palatka, In/Humanity). Their contemporaries include Sinaloa, Fiya, Daniel Striped Tiger, Ampere, Halo Perfecto, and Death to Tyrants. In 2005 and 2006, the duo performed at North East Sticks Together.
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|2005||Fingers Become Bridges|
|2006||People Without End|
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