The sixth solo album from this Sheffield, England singer-songwriter and former Pulp sideman features made-up-sounding instruments including a megabass waterphone and a crystal baschet. The album s lush production provides a haunting backdrop to Hawley s unique voice and allows plenty of space for beautiful guitar solos. I wanted it to be a listening experience from start to finish, where you couldn t just pause it and go off and watch Coronation Street or whatever, explains Hawley. Sonically, it flows. It s not jumping all over the place. It just has a mood that goes through the whole thing.
Thematically his darkest work to date, Truelove s Gutter explores the idea of people or things that are broken in some way, and the fractured and damaged times in which.