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H.Hawkline - Huw M

H Hawkline - Black Domino Box EP Artist H.Hawkline
Title Black Domino Box EP
Label Trash Aesthetics
The "Black Domino Box" EP finds Mr Hawkline in a state of flux. Whereas his previous albums "A Cup Of Salt" and "The Strange Uses Of Ox Gall", were vinyl exercises in Sandy Bull powered finger picking and field recordings, with only a pinch of songwriting, Hawkline has undergone a Dylanesque electrical epiphany, becoming a jangling guitar hero of 1983 to 1996 vintage in the process, simultaneously fully embracing, for the first time, The Song.

Lyrically, Hawkline channels his idol Richard Brautigan through a rough cement mixture of sludge rock, Felt and seaweed, listing his possessions in his rented room in what is a poignant appraisal of a dispossessed generation of multi-tasking, rarely paid young musicians.

Vinyl only release.
12" + poster , printed sleeve on reverse board (matt)
+ Format: 12
Price: £10.99


H Hawkline - In The Pink Of Condition Artist H Hawkline #FNO16
Title In The Pink Of Condition (WMP15)
Label Heavenly
Although little is known about H Hawkline at this stage, international record collector, occasional DJ partner and hirsute head Andy Votel divulges that he is “from a family lineage that comprises of 70s radio DJs and Welsh Horror movie stars.” He continues: “H Hawkline’s own place in the limelight often cascades and intertwines with the likes of his close friends Cate Le Bon [who produced this album], Sweet Baboo and Gruff Rhys. As an adept multi-intrumentalist main vein Huw Evans claws his influences from a broad outernational record collection comprising of Faustian Krautrock, Welsh Damp Wave, Turk Jerk and South American pre-punk.”

An album of “strange pop” (words borrowed from Huw), ‘In The Pink Of Condition’ is a controlled explosion of laser-guided guitar melody (think a careering Television show or Pavement outside the original site of Spillers) and whipsmart bi-lingual wordplay.

The LP format is packaged in a gatefold sleeve and comes with a digital download code.
+ Format: CD
Price: £9.99

+ Format: LP
Price: £17.99


H Hawkline - Moons In My Mirror Artist H Hawkline #FNO16
Title Moons in My Mirror
Label Heavenly
Scheduled for the same release day as his Heavenly label album is the limited 7" single featuring the B-side Heb Adael Y Ty.
+ Format: 7
Price: £5.99


Haasts Eagled - II: For Mankind Artist Haast's Eagled
Title II: For Mankind
Label Holy Roar
"In this age of instant gratification and ‘artist accessibility’ via social media and the internet at large, it must be said that some of our favourite bands are those who still manage to maintain an air of mystery, intentional or not. Of course this has to be backed up by incredible music, perhaps even more so if every other aspect of a band or artist is hiding in the shadows…..
Whether this obtuseness is by design or flaw matters not when it comes to the Newport-based Haast’s Eagled. The simple fact is that ‘II: For Mankind’ is 4 tracks (clocking in near to 1 hour) of some of the most imaginative, plaintive, acerbic and kaleidoscopic doom we have had the pleasure of hearing.
Undulating between monastic contemplation, soaring vocals, titanic riffing, esoteric solos and even exquisitely tasteful doomloungejazz, this is less ‘a journey’ and more a perfectly executed mission of sound.
Of course this is not easy first-time listening, none of the best albums are. However, what we have in our hands here is an album that should go on to be a cult-classic of the underground doom/stoner scene." - Holy Roar
+ Format: CD
Price: £9.99


Halflight - My Disguise Artist Halflight
Title My Disguise
Label
7 track mini album from this Cardiff / Milford Haven band.
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer that item on our site at the moment. Please contact us to enquire about purchasing it offline.

Harris, Julia - These Days Artist Julia Harris
Title These Days
Label
+ Format: CD
Price: £5.00


Heavy Petting Zoo - Crash Artist Heavy Petting Zoo
Title Crash
Label Too Pure
"Crash" is the new single from Heavy Petting Zoo, produced by Charlie Francis ( Future Of The Left). Backed with the surf- rock infused " Inherent Vice" it is released as part of the Too Pure Singles Club.
2013 saw the Welsh group storm SWN festival with a 9/10rated set from the NME and gain support slots with Eagulls and Menace Beach earlier this year.They will be playing a series of dates throughout the summer where you can catch their frenzied show including the bewildering and outlandish dancer Jon.. yes they have a dancer.
+ Format: 7
Price: £4.99


Helen Love - Its My Club And Ill Play What I Want To Artist Helen Love
Title Its My Club And Ill Play What I Want To
Label Elefant
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Price: £10.99

+ Format: LP
Price: £11.49


Helen Love - Smash Hits Artist Helen Love
Title Smash Hits
Label Alcopop!
Helen Love are back with their eighth studio album! Titled ’Smash Hits’, the record will be released on exquisite Summer Sunburst Super Kay 12" and CD.

A seminal band and bona fide indie pop legends; they have an indie label track history that reads like a discography of your favourite indie pop punk hits including the likes of Damaged Goods, Che, Wurlitzer Jukebox, Invicta Hi Fi, Sympathy For The Record Industry, Elefant and now Alcopop! Helen Love’s records are jam-packed with colourful icons and brilliant, endless nostalgic memories of the history of pop. The band and their music have previously been cult favourites of John Peel, Steve Lamacq (who labelled them Welsh indie terrorists" and made almost all of Helen’s singles record of the week on his Radio One evening session show), Dave Gorman, Mark Radcliffe, Phill Jupitus, Everett True, Tim Wheeler (ASH) and Joey Ramone himself, who personally invited them to play in New York and sing with him on one of his solo albums.
+ Format: CD
Price: £9.99

+ Format: LTD LP
Price: £14.99


Hennessy, Frank - Thoughts & Memories Artist Frank Hennessy (Hennessys)
Title Thoughts & Memories
Label Sain
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Price: £12.99


Hennessys, The - Cardiff After Dark Artist The Hennessys (Frank Hennessy)
Title Cardiff After Dark
Label HFG
See ’More Info’ for track listing...
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Price: £11.99


HENRY’S FUNERAL SHOE - Donkey Jacket Artist HENRY’S FUNERAL SHOE
Title Donkey Jacket
Label Alive!
Henry’s Funeral Shoe is formed by Welsh brothers Aled (guitars, vocals) and Brennig Clifford (drums, percussion). Their blues inspired rockn’roll reaches back to the sounds of yesterday, and artists such as Canned Heat, early Fleetwood Mac, Rory Gallagher, The Groundhogs (which who they recently shared the stage), and even early Captain Beefheart come to mind. “Donkey Jacket” (named for the coat worn by Welsh miners) cranks up the blues power, but also delivers some emotional acoustic numbers, making a for a richer album than their highlypraised 2009 self-titled debut. The album was recorded in Wales by Tim Hammill and mixed in Detroit by Jim Diamond, and features guest appearances by John ‘Ned’ Edwards, a long time collaborator of Van Morrison who also played with Dr John and Solomon Burk, on harmonica, slide guitar and mandolin, Pete Hurley, the bass player for the legendary seventies Welsh band Lone Star, and Justin Beynon of the Broken Vinyl Club on piano.
LP is limited and clear vinyl : super Alive! records style.
+ Format: CD
Price: £11.99


Hopkin, Mary - Y Caneuon Cynnar / The Early Songs Artist Mary Hopkin
Title Y Caneuon Cynnar / The Early Songs
Label Sain
+ Format: CD
Price: £9.99


Hornby Pylons - Hornby Pylons Artist Hornby Pylons
Title Hornby Pylons
Label LOCAL
Asides from being such lovely friends of ours, this lot of local scientist/musicians make top notch electronic. They are like the ’Wombles’ they aren’t all that hairy but they do find their instruments in skips and charity shops and fashion them back to life with copious amounts of gaffa tape. Rather sketchy and lo-fi but truly special and most highly recommended!

If you still need convincing then check out their myspace where you can hear tunes!

This is a home made CDR hence the BARGAIN PRICE!
+ Format: CD
Price: £2.50


Hot Puppies - Blue Hands Artist Hot Puppies
Title Blue Hands
Label THP
+ Format: CD
Price: £7.99


Hot Puppies, The - Under The Crooked Moon Artist The Hot Puppies
Title Under The Crooked Moon
Label Fierce Panda
+ Format: CD
Price: £8.99


Houdini Dax - Naughty Nation Artist Houdini Dax
Title Naughty Nation (WMP15)
Label Listen To This
Second album from the youthful Cardiff trio.

’Naughty Nation’ wil no doubt provide the soundtrack to a number of messy nights.
From the moment you press play you will be contacting your mates, putting on your best jeans, shirt, jacket and shoes and believing the world is yours for the taking.
+ Format: CD
Price: £9.99


Houdini Dax - You Belong To Dax Darling Artist Houdini Dax
Title You Belong To Dax Darling
Label See Monkey Do Monkey

"Superduper Supergrass blasts with lovely bendy 60’s pop bits. Most endearing." Simon Williams, Fierce Panda

Houdini Dax are Cardiff’s bulgingly exciting up and coming sensation, born from the mucky coitus of psychedelic Beatles, The Kinks and Arctic Monkeys.

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HUW M - Gathering Dust Artist HUW M
Title Gathering Dust
Label Gwymon
Huw M’s debut album was a real Spillers favourite featuring in our end of year round ups and selling well from the stereo in store to those whose ears were lucky enough to stumble across this gem.  Album number two is no different in its appeal with guest spots shared between Lucy Simmonds, Alun Bonello and Bethan Reynolds.
Once again Huw M has crafted an album we wont find hard to share with you!
+ Format: CD
Price: £9.99


Huw M - Os Mewn Swn Artist Huw M
Title Os Mewn Swn
Label Rasal / SOR
A wonderfully weird mixture of original melodies, a few borrowed Welsh folk songs, mangled together with influences from France and Brazil, all conveyed in his Welsh mother tongue to create what’s been described as ’small pop’ of ’great, great loveliness’. The 1st two copies of this sold within minutes of us putting it on the player in here! What better recommendation do you need? We rate this very highly!
+ Format: CD
Price: £9.99


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