Ernie Hawks 'The Scorpio Walk' (Timmion)
8th January 2018
'The Scorpio Walk' / 'Message Of Love'
Even though January has barely begun, I think I safely say this will be in amongst the best 45s of 2018. The first single taken from Ernie's new album that's due out this spring, and the kind of vinyl precursor which has already demanded that the LP goes onto the wants list without needing to hear any more of it to guage a decision to buy or not. This really is a wonderful track, fuzzy, funky with shades of soundtrack and library vibes, and quite unique. Just love the shuffling drums and loose purcussion laying the foundation for THAT bass, gorgeous flute and spaced out/grungy guitar licks. In a word - Spectacular. The flip is exclusive to the 45, and you're going to buy it, and the LP, I'll eat my hat if you don't.
Buy on Juno: www.juno.co.uk/products/ernie-hawks-the-soul-investigators-scorpio-walk/
Buy on Bandcamp: erniehawks.bandcamp.com/album/the-scorpio-walk