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Hamish Hawk

The Mauritian Badminton Doubles Champion 1973 (Assai)

By • Aug 8th, 2021 • Category: Single review

Edinburgh artist Hamish Hawk has been excelling himself recently and this new track is a further example of his singular talent – it is quite something to behold!

How the hell can BM describe this – ok so there are shades of Neil Hannon in his arch pomp phase, all cute references to the posh life – “Common People sung by Christopher Wren…”

There is an art pop sensibility here which has been rarely seen in Scotland in recent years, maybe not since Franz Ferdinand – with production by Rob Jones and the song’s co-write, guitarist Andrew Pearson, this is a supremely confident offering, HH’s voice soaring (is it a baritone croon, if BM can get her classical references correct?)…

It is also incredibly catchy, and what the 1973 reference is about, who really cares – a really great achievement and deserves to be more widely heard.

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