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Richard Hawley, ‘Truelove’s Gutter’

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I’ve been listening to the soothing sounds of Richard Hawley’s latest album today, ‘Truelove’s Gutter.’

Hawley, for me, is in the same league as such sublime singer-songwriters as Elvis Costello and Badly Drawn Boy. They each possess a vocal quality which has the ability to keep you rooted to the spot, not wanting to miss a single note as the cares of the day are slowly washed away.

The most recognisable track on the album would be ‘Open Up Your Door’ , which; like so many other great melodies these days, is featured on a tv advertisement. I also really like ‘Remorse Code’ and ‘Soldier On.’ I saw Hawley on the Justin Lee Collins show a couple of months ago and he came across as a top gent; polite, unassuming and devoid of bravado.

He is such a talented songwriter, I find his lyrics breathtaking; almost like he’s recalling personal experiences and reading straight from his own diary. Not a limerick put to a melody in sight.


Written by shelleyhanveywriter

June 9, 2010 at 12:11 pm

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  1. Richard Hawley, is amazing, Lucky enough to have seen him live twice, absolutely amazing !! The new EP with the Smoke Fairies is excellant. !
    One of the most under-rated songwriters of our time !
    all the best Gareth


    June 9, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    • I’ll have to give that a listen, thanks! I think I would have to agree with you on that one, along with Stephen Fretwell and Badly Drawn Boy. Thanks for the comment 🙂


      June 9, 2010 at 2:53 pm

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