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Richard Hawley: Low Edges

Rob Hughes, Uncut, February 2003

SINCE COMING IN from the cold, Richard Hawley has enjoyed the kind of critical, if not commercial, success previously denied him as guitarist with ill-starred indie favourites The Longpigs. After the band's label went belly up and old mucker Jarvis Cocker had thrown a lifeline (hiring him for Pulp's This Is Hardcore tour), he struck out alone, releasing 2001's eponymous mini LP and equally lovely follow-up, Late Night Final. Now he's delivered the assured collection he's always promised.

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