By Andrew HUnter
SOMEBODY Call 999!
Gravely tones and the chilled out lyrics of Richard Hawley on Hollow Meadows will make you want to hear more. Lyrically it’s such a strong album, he got better with each album (at least what I’ve heard) he’s like a wise sage, and I don’t mean he’s old cause he’s only 48, but he sings like he’s full of wisdom on songs like “Sometimes I feel”. The vocals remind me of Mark Lanagan especially on opener “I Still Want You”, but can become more like a crooner on stand out track “Serenade Of Blue” just one of the most chilled out songs on the album. Hollow Meadows can still rock out with the best of them with a guitar heavy “My Heart of Oak”. So don’t let Richard Hawley be robbed, or let the world rob you of Richard Hawley.