VINCENT HL - Golden Sun
On 180g Yellow and Green vinyl, Golden Sun is the gleaming follow up LP to 2018's Weird Days; predominantly a solo album with added bass and slide guitar by Matt Short (Magic Factory, Vietnam War, Sola Rosa, The Feelers), James Dansey (Sneaks, Hang Loose, Golden Geese) and backing vocals from Jamie Lee Smith (Crap Date, Princess Chelsea).
Vincent H.L. writes what he knows, tales of stoned isolation, outsider observations of rank outsiders, days hanging out or driving around with nowhere to be and nothing to do, sun-kissed reflections of new love and night time laments of love's lost longings. music.net.nz
For two decades now, Vincent H.L has been playing a crucial part in peddling the scuzzier side of the Auckland sound. Whether it be the blues holler of Whipping Cats, drumming in TeenWolf, playing as one third of unsung garage party trio Hang Loose, or smashing keys in honky tonk supergroup Magic Factory, Vincent has had a finger in most musical pies worth tasting. Golden Sun, the second Vincent H.L solo album, finds our chum in finest songwriting form, effortlessly evoking Loser era Beck or early K Records releases, but soaked in the Aotearoa sun. Flying Out