Watch: H. Hawkline – ‘Spooky Dog’

Welsh artist H Hawkline, who defines his music as ‘strange pop’, has released the video for new single ‘Spooky Dog’ taken from his latest album In The Pink of Condition.

Shot through with the blues, the reds and the golds, the greens and the wispy white clouds that hang lazy over the rolling Pacific, In The Pink Of Condition truly marks H Hawkline’s arrival. His first album proper for Heavenly Recordings, it blossoms with all the charm, beauty, wit and wonder that’s been hinted at over the last few years across the artist’s limited run releases, singles and EPs and adds a brilliantly clear-eyed focus.

Huw Hawkline was born in Cardiff and raised in sunny Prestatyn, a seaside town famous for the Pontins holiday camp and the first ever branch of Kwik Save. Formerly co-presenter of S4C’s flagship music-show Bandit (alongside Radio 1’s Huw Stephens), twenty-nine year old Huw recorded three albums in his native country (2010’s A Cup Of Salt, 2011’s The Strange Uses Of Ox Gall and the 2014 collection Salt Gall Box Ghouls) before taking flight for a life in L.A. late in 2013. (Well, you would if you could, wouldn’t you?)

The effect of the relocation on Hawkline’s music is total. Recorded in Seahorse Sound Studios just off Skid Row and produced by long-time cohort, fellow Welsh émigré and musical maven/genius Cate le BonIn The Pink Of Condition is “strange pop” (words borrowed from Huw): a controlled explosion of lazer-guided guitar melody (think a careering Television set or the Pavement outside the original site of Spillers) and whip smart bi-lingual wordplay.

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H. HAWKLINE PLAYS THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE BIRMINGHAM ON SAT 21ST FEBRUARY 2015, WITH SUPPORT FROM LUKE WYLDE AND THE JAPES & MIKE MOLONEY. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE HERE

Watch the video for ‘Spooky Dog’ below:

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