H Hawkline (aka Huw Gwynfryn Evans) releases his new album, In The Pink Of Condition, on Monday 2nd February 2015 on Heavenly Recordings. It is his first long-player ‘proper’ for the label (he released a compilation of previous EPs and tracks, Salt Gall Box Ghouls, in August 2014).

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?