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album, new tune, same old lupine charmer, Gaz Coombes. The voice still has a slight feminine quality to it, he’s still rocking the sideburns, but hang on…post-Supergrass and he’s still steadily honing and refining his craft.

20/20, shot live at 229 London, has an infectious beauty to it. Packed with dense lyrical imagery, a propulsive rhythm section and building to a soul stirring crescendo, this writer cynically sneered at first listen, as ‘ok, but sounds like he’s doing a Thom Yorke’…the wibbly electronics, fragile/strong voice, broken beat, slightly muffled lyrics. However, due to repeated listens, it is a rarity. It stands up and has legs. Just one thing though, how do you ‘take a hurricane for you?’ Hmm, meteorological magic is afoot.

Get the album, catch him live, ably supported by LOTI faves FURS sexy, sensual pop noir with a punch – check out Just Kids and set your 2015 gig going stall out.

4th Feb Bristol Fleece
5th Feb Brighton Old Market
6th Feb London Queen Elizabeth Hall
7th Feb Oxford O2 Academy
9th Feb Birmingham Glee Club
10th Feb Edinburgh Pleasance Theatre
11th Feb Manchester Gorilla