Richard Edwards (of Margot and Nuclear So and So's)

Richard Edwards (of Margot and Nuclear So and So's)

H. Hawkline

Sat, April 1, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Rough Trade NYC

Brooklyn, NY

$20

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This event is 21 and over

Richard Edwards (of Margot and Nuclear So and So's)
Richard Edwards (of Margot and Nuclear So and So's)
In 2014, Richard Edwards (then frontman of Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s) was diagnosed with C. diff - a rare and potentially fatal stomach ailment. Shortly after releasing Margot’s final album he lost over 40 pounds, was to forced to abandon a near sold out tour, and spent the next couple years recovering and writing a new record about absence. In 2015, after the dissipation of a longtime partnership & marriage, he underwent surgery on his abdomen and re-wrote the record about absence. The result is Lemon Cotton Candy Sunset, Edwards’ first post-Margot solo album, out March 31st on Joyful Noise Recordings.
H. Hawkline
H. Hawkline
Today H.Hawkline (Huw Evans) is very pleased to announce details of his new album, I Romanticize, which will see release on June 2nd through Heavenly Recordings. Alongside this news he has unveiled the gorgeous, emotive second track (following “Last Thing On Your Mind”) from the album titled “My Mine.” Listen to it HERE.

I Romanticize (like its predecessor and Heavenly Records debut, 2015’s In The Pink Of Condition) was recorded at Samur Khouja’s Seahorse Sound studio in Los Angeles with all the lyrics written and then vocals recorded in Narberth in west Wales.

Co-produced by Samur, Huw and Cate Le Bon, who also forms part of the quartet who appear on the record along with Josiah Steinbrick – LA composer and producer – and Warpaint’s Stella Mozgawa. “They were the absolute best people for the job, and I also happen to be lucky enough to call them friends. Without their hands and ears the wet clay would have collapsed,” says Evans.

“This has been the first record I’ve made where I’ve felt as if everything came completely naturally, like post that comes with a handwritten address,” he elaborates further. “It fell together like a cat onto the floor.”

In many ways I Romanticize exudes warmth and positive vibes and that falling-cat ‘what, me worry?’ nonchalance and anyone who latched on to In The Pink Of Condition will have their wait for a follow-up rewarded.

Here, too, are wobbly psych guitars, punchy power pop and lyrics that observe the world through a fragmented lens. Additionally, synths and pianos are much more prominent than on any previous H. Hawkline release (he released his debut A Cup Of Salt in 2010 and followed that the following year with The Strange Uses Of Ox Gall). This is exciting, uncharted territory for H. Hawkline, who says: “To my ears it’s pretty accessible pop music, but maybe there’s something wrong with my ears.”

Having previously played with the likes of Foxygen, Gwenno and long-time cohort Cate le Bon, he has recently finished a run of US shows with Devendra Banhart, who he will join again in Europe in June/July followed by a number of festival appearances.
Venue Information:
Rough Trade NYC
64 N 9th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11249