Hawley, Richard / Lowedges
Album: Lowedges   Collection:General
Artist:Hawley, Richard   Added:Jun 2003
Label:Xl Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-08-25 Pull Date: 2003-10-27
Week Ending: Sep 14 Sep 7
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 09, 2003: Arabian Nights
The Only Road
2. Sep 03, 2003: press and release

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-08-18
Singer and composer of lush acoustic pop songs. The marketing namechecks Scott Walker. A better reference point might be Graeme Downes. Well-arranged (simply or orchestrally arranged, as appropriate) songs well sung and played. Even the orchestrated songs aren’t too over the top.

1. Lush ballad played with some reserve
2. Simple, country-ish feel with lap steel
3. Nice enough music but some of the rhymes are just atrocious (sample: “Oh my love, you’re a cut above, all the ones I’ve loved)
4. Mellow vibe + nice tune + low voice + twangy guitar solo = soporific
5. Sad and beautiful song about desperation
6. A country-folk feel again, what with the tasteful slide guitar
7. Almost peppy
8. Precious electric piano and muted electric guitar and low voice … Tindersticks anyone?
9. See #4 – maybe this is a bit more “poppy” – well, as poppy as something at 60 BPM can be
10. Instrumental
11. A pretty little waltz

Track Listing
1. Run for Me   6. You Don't Miss Your Water
2. Darlin'   7. The Motorcycle Song
3. Oh My Love   8. It's Over Love
4. The Only Road   9. I'm on Nights
5. On the Ledge   10. Danny
  11. The Nights Are Made for Us