Milk For Flowers
Somehow, Welsh singer songwriter H. Hawkline (Huw Evans) has been lurking in the shadows, even after five excellent solo albums, being a name known to listeners as a long-time Cate Le Bon collaborator.
Well, maybe his latest release, Milk for Flowers can do wonders for him, as he certainly deserves it. Evans has that rare talent, the capability to come up with a great melody, that draws a line from the singer songwriter greats of the early 70s on and continues to these times.
There’s something at the same time really familiar and truly fresh in the 10 songs here, it is so hard to distinguish whether they were written in 1972 or 50 years on. It must have something to do with Evans’ impeccable songwriting and interpretation, but also with a stellar backing crew, with musicians playing with today’s hip ‘who’s who’, from Aldous Harding and Cate Le Bon, to Charli XCX and Cass McCombs, to mention just a few.
Milk for Flowers is one of those albums that unfolds more intricate details the more you play it.
SPILL ALBUM REVIEW: H. HAWKLINE – MILK FOR FLOWERS