Despite the dross filling the top of the charts (hello, ginger troll), outside of the box it is a good year for music, everything from the cartoon eighties metal of Steel Panther to the heart breaking Ryan Adams.
Now another of my favourite artists returns with a stunning heartbreaker, ladies and gents, The Melting Ice Caps. Mix the heart of Gene with the love/loss of Pulp and add a heavy dose of Babybird style cleverness and you are in the right ballpark. Check out Inter-Domestic on Spotify/iTunes now. You will not regret it. A lyricist of endless brilliance meets a gentle/cutting soundtrack, the beauty of savage/sassy, the words you will want to print on your schoolbag, or whatever the adult equivalent of that is. That good, let’s say ESSENTIAL.