Richard Hawley

Richard Hawley unveiled the music video for second single Down in the Woods

Richard Hawley unveiled the music video for second single Down in the WoodsRichard Hawley has unveiled the video for his new single, "Down In The Woods" from his seventh solo album Standing at the Sky's Edge. The heavy, psychedelic single is the second to be taken from his the album, following "Leave Your Body Behind You".

Rather than a journey into inner space, the Standing at the Sky's Edge album sounds elemental and bracing: the guitar comes in gusts and squalls. The lyrics frequently conjure up a bleak and forbidding world, summed up by the way one track warps the title of the Merry-Go-Round's 1967 classic Time Will Show the Wiser into the noticeably less optimistic Time Will Give You Winter. Elsewhere, as one lyric puts it, "slivers of light hang in the dark". Seek It offers a bathetic love story that plays out among vandalised buses, set to a chiming riff so beautifully simple it could have come from an old Searchers single.

Richard's LP has debuted at Number 3 in the Official UK Album Chart last month, his highest ever chart placing. Hawley is also set to embark on an extensive UK tour later this year, check out the dates below:

September 16 - Holmfirth Picture House
September 17 - Norwich UEA
September 18 - Portsmouth Pyramids Centre
September 19 - Brighton Dome
September 21 - Bath Pavilion
September 22 - Birmingham HMV Institute
September 23 - Sheffield City Hall
September 25 - O2 Academy Leeds
September 26 - Manchester Academy
September 27 - O2 Academy Newcastle
September 28 - Glasgow Barrowlands
September 30 - Lincoln Engine Shed
October 01 - Derby Assembly Rooms
October 03 - O2 Academy Brixton

"Down in the Woods" music video:

"She Brings the Sunlight" single: