After the ‘Salt Gall Ghouls Box’ compilation dropped earlier this year, we are excited to announce that H Hawkline will be releasing a new album ‘In The Pink of Condition’ next year. The album was recorded at Seahorse Sound Studios in LA and produced by fellow émigré and musical maven Cate Le Bon.
Hawkline (aka Huw Gwynfryn) says the record is, “an album of strange pop.”
Although reluctant to cite a shopping list’s worth of influences, Huw nods to two permanent inspirations – the maverick U.S. author Richard Brautigan (the Hawkline name appropriated from Brautigan’s 1974 ‘gothic western’ The Hawkline Monster) and a just-turned-solo Paul McCartney (Huw namechecks Ram, an album coincidentally recorded when the once-and-future Beatle was also twenty-nine). From the former, a wistful ways with words — songs constructed as slices of life, surrealist observations on the everyday. From the latter — what else would one ask for other than a just smidgeon of MCCartney’s six sense for abundant, tumbling melody?
His third record following 2010’s ‘A Cup Of Salt’ and 2011’s ‘The Strange Uses Of Ox Gall,’ ‘In The Pink of Condition’ is out on Monday 2nd of February.
Preceding the album is the new single ‘Moons In My Mirror’ which you can listen to below:
As premiered by The Quietus:
“The album gets preceded by a single ‘Moons In My Mirror’ on January 23, and Heavenly have given us a first spin of the track, a three-minute cut of immensely pleasingly wiry post-punk bearing some fine lyrical turns, “I never open my post/ I’m a moronic morose”, a natty earworm that promises much for the long-player.”
‘Moons In My Mirror’ will be released as a download and limited 7″ on Monday 26h January.
Following his tour supporting Cate Le Bon in the UK this year Hawkline has announced a run of UK dates for February 2015. These dates include a month long residency at Clwb Ifor Bach in Cardiff.
5th Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
6th Sheffield, The Harley
7th Hay on Wye, The Globe
9th London, Servants Jazz Quarters
10th Bristol, Louisiana
12th Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
13th Nottingham, Chameleon
14th Glasgow, Nice & Sleazys
15th Leeds, Brudenell Games Room
16th Wakefield, Unity Works
17th Hull, Adelphi
18th York , Basement
19th Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
20th Chester, The Compass
21st Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge
23rd Brighton, The Hope
24th Manchester, Gullivers
26th Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach