More famous for his role as session guitarist for the likes of Pulp, it's not often that a journeyman can make his mark independently. The biggest surprise about Richard Hawley is his voice; a rich and reverberating instrument in its own right, it borrows from Jarvis Cocker and Scott Walker in equal measure. It is not to overstate things by saying that tracks of the quality of 'Sunlight', 'Naked At Pitsmoor' and 'Time Has Made A Change' sound like undiscovered gems from the 60s which have only just seen the light of day. 'Caravan' reminds us of his old day job, serving notice that Hawley is an exponent of Hawaiian lap steel guitar. With a proper album already out to follow this perfectly formed mini-album, Hawley could yet become an unlikely hero for the modern generation.