Album Review Tim Presley’s White Fence - I Have To Feed Larry’s Hawk

Tim Presley’s White Fence - I Have To Feed Larry’s Hawk

What dominates is his ability to pen strange, warm tracks that tug on familiar melodic heartstrings.

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You could argue that the two key sides of prolific Californian Tim Presley jostling for dominance can be found in his two main collaborators: on one end, you’ve got psych-addled garage weirdo Ty Segall, on the other, idiosyncratic Welsh singer Cate le Bon.

While ‘…Larry’s Hawk’ has tinges of both sides in its ’60s guitars and whimsical, pastoral folk, however, what dominates is his ability to pen strange, warm tracks like ‘Lorelei’ that are totally out of step yet tug on familiar melodic heartstrings. Like Syd Barrett or, more recently, Euros Childs before him, White Fence continues to make the peripheries seem oddly accessible. Plus, ‘Neighbourhood Light’ is the best song The Velvet Underground never wrote.

In the studio with Mystery Jets

In the studio with Mystery Jets

We catch up with the band in their characteristically bizarre new digs as they round off the final touches to the “hard-hitting” follow-up to ‘Curve of the Earth’.