Richard Hawley will release a new album entitled 'Lowedges' in Ireland on 7 February 2003.

Former guitarist with Britpop group Longpigs, Hawley has also played with Pulp, Finlay Quaye and All Saints.

'Lowedges' follows the success of his 2001 debut full length album 'Late Night Final' which has sold over 50,000 copies worldwide.

Hawley is presently working on a collaboration album with Jarvis Cocker called 'Relaxed Muscle'.

Hawley will be supporting the new album with Irish dates in March 2003.