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Northampton on the ‘new kids on the block’ gig trail

Muddy chats to up and coming singer-songwriter Tiggi Hawke on her latest tour, new music and her goals for 2018.

Tiggi Hawke is an up and coming singer-songwriter from London, her new single “Dangerous Behaviour” continues to flaunt her colourful dream-pop sound, and with her signature style, she is certainly one to watch. With shooting in Amsterdam, working with other artists, and touring the country already completed in 2017 (including The Students’ Union Pavilion in Northampton), we can’t wait to see what she gets up to this year. Muddy intern Lizzie Johnston caught up with her to chat about her new music, touring and never having been to Northampton.
You recently finished your coffee house tour around the country, how was it?
It was amazing!! It was such an amazing experience to go and perform for students, you guys are so much fun! I got to meet so many people, talk about music with them and explore the acoustic side of my music.
You performed at The Students’ Union Pavilion in Northampton, how was it?
I’m ashamed to say that before I played there, I hadn’t ever experienced Northampton before. I gotta go back! It was such a great atmosphere and everyone was so friendly, definitely one of our favourites on the Coffee House Tour.
How would you describe your music?
I’d describe it as electro-pop with a kick! I write about things that have happened to me, good and bad, so I think the content can be quite raw. I like to write in a way that I hope people can relate to  so it can be something they connect to as well.
Your new single ‘Dangerous Behaviour’ has just been released, what is it about?
It’s about a very positive experience for me when someone encouraged me to do something out of my comfort zone and take a risk. Although I wrote it about a specific moment that I experienced, I like to think that it can apply in all walks of life, from taking a leap in a relationship to quitting your job and doing what you really love and everywhere in-between. It’s also a challenge to the person that empowered me! It’s kinda saying, well thank you for taking me out of my cushy zone but now who knows what’ll happen? And whatever does happen, well that’s on you and I hope you can handle me!
How was the music video shoot in Amsterdam?
It was so much fun! I love Amsterdam and it was great to spend some time with Mike Mago and shoot the video in Holland. We’d been talking a lot about it so it was great to see it finally come together in a finished product. He’s such a lovely guy, it was an absolute pleasure!
How was performing with Mike? Do you have any other artists you would like to work with?
We haven’t performed together yet (YET!) but working with him was great. The topline I’d written landed in his inbox and I loved the first demo he sent back, it was exactly what I’d been imagining. I love collaborating with artists, it’s my favourite way to write! In an unlikely scenario, I’d love to work with The Weeknd, I think the way he writes is amazing and his lyrics are really well put together.
What did you learn most from 2017?
Take advice from people you trust but listen to what your gut tells you! It can be hard to make decisions with a lot of people offering opinions but I’ve found that I often know what I want to do deep down and it’s having that trust in yourself that is invaluable and something I’m definitely working on!
What do you want to achieve this year?
This year is already super exciting for me, I’ve got new music ready to come out and I’m full of ideas to go with them. 2018 is full of little goals for me and I feel incredibly lucky to be able to do what I do for a living, my goal is to make that last a long as possible! I’m planning way more live gigs and tours this year and I hope my music can reach as many people as possible!
Do you have anything exciting planned for 2018? Can we expect to see you back in Northamptonshire?
I can’t wait to release my new tracks!! I’ll definitely be doing more live shows all around and fingers crossed, yes! I’ll be back again if you’ll have me…!!
You can keep up with all things Tiggi by following her Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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