Huw Evans – or H. Hawkline as we know him – creates the kind of otherworldly, weird pop music that we love. Whether through traditional Welsh folk, shoegaze or outsider indie, he has always displayed an effortless knack for earworm hooks and timeless songwriting. Produced by Cate Le Bon – his long time collaborator – 2015’s In the Pink of Condition, his first new music since 2013’s Ghouls EP, is a dazzling pop masterpiece.
It shares Le Bon’s inventiveness while also taking in the quirks and qualities of the Kinks and XTC on brilliant songs like Everybody’s On the Line and Moons in My Mirror. And he hasn’t been wasting his time either – new track ‘The Last Thing On Your Mind,’ which again features the talents of Le Bon, sees Hawkline creating a stealthy pop anthem. And he’s been supporting Devendra Banhart on tour to help hone that sound even further.