MANIC STREET PREACHERS: Postcards From A Young Man.A touch of glammed up rock with strings thrown into what’s already a pretty heady brew. They’re having a rollicking good time with this – and it shows. It’s the title track from their new album.
SWEET JANE: Close Your Eyes.Psychedelia meets sonic country in a double-glazed pop bubble.
CHILLY GONZALES: You Can Dance.He’s got both eyes and both feet firmly on the dancefloor here and yet does it in such a gloriously happy-go-lucky style it smiles more than most. Chilly is something of a maverick.
DUTCH UNCLES: Face In.Disorientating and edgy pop that has a wispy yet skittish feel to it. And yet they’re nothing to do with Holland as they hail from just across the hill in Manchester.