H Hawkline, aka multi-instrumentalist Huw Evans has friends in high places: Gruff Rhys and Cate Le Bon to name but a few. He is from a line of succession that includes 70s radio DJs and Welsh horror movie stars, apparently, although he remains something of an enigma. He likens his sound to Krautrock bands such as Faust and presumably what are made up genres such as Turk-Jerk and Welsh Damp Wave. Moons In My Mirror is taken from H Hawkline’s latest album, In the Pink of Condition, which he describes as an album of “strange pop”.
Moons In My Mirror is available on 7” vinyl.
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To read a full essay of the brilliance of the new H Hawkline album please refer to Brian’s review here. This simultaneously released 7” contains one of the album’s stand outs ‘Moons in My Mirror’ and pitches against what I think is a non album track called...er…. something in Welsh.
A cursory listen to the A side confirms that this is the true lo-fi heir to that early insanely catchy Super Furry Animals sound. There are a million similarities but the most impressive is the burst of chorus melody with leaps forth out of seemingly nowhere climbing to melodious heights of brilliance. The B side is more Gorky’s like and so if you like either group, Elephant 6 style pop/psych or the early solo albums of Paul McCartney you are going to swoon over this.
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