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LISTEN: H Hawkline - Moons In My Mirror
Laurie Tuffrey , December 1st, 2014 14:22

First track off new album In The Pink Of Condition, due early next year. Homepage photograph courtesy of Cara Robbins

Good news: with the new year comes H Hawkline's first album proper for Heavenly. In The Pink Of Condition will be on shelves come February 2 2015, and follows up the Salt Gall Box Ghouls compilation he put out on the label this year and his last full-length, The Strange Uses Of Ox Gall from 2011. Huw Gwynfryn Evans, for Hawkline is he, is calling it simply "strange pop", informed, we're told, by Richard Brautigan and Paul McCartney's Ram, with Cate Le Bon handling production duties in Los Angeles. 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 pleasing, 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. Listen to it above and take a look at the dates for Hawkline's month-long tour in February below:

Thu 5 - Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
Fri 6 - The Harley, Sheffield
Sat 7 - The Globe, Hay-on-Wye
Mon 9 - Servant Jazz Quarters, London
Tue 10 - Louisiana, Bristol
Thu 12 - Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
Fri 13 - Chameleon, Nottingham
Sat 14 - Nice'N'Sleazy, Glasgow
Sun 15 - Brudenell Games Room, Leeds
Mon 16 - Unity Works, Wakefield
Tue 17 - Adelphi, Hull
Wed 18 - Basement, York
Thu 19 - Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
Fri 20 - The Compass, Chester
Sat 21 - Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
Mon 23 - The Hope, Brighton
Tue 24 - Gullivers, Manchester
Thu 26 - Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff