Just about the best popular music for a proudly non-pop audiences.
First heard him and Harlequinade on BBC 6 Music, and thought, Who's this? Discovered he's of this century, i.e not 80s, 90s. Don't let this give a false impression of his style, it fuses a hotpot of genres, and does it with panache and a naughty swagger. He's a pen for unique lyrics that's quasi modern poetry and a mellifluous voice to compliment.
So pleased he's concentrated on his own music having left the Miles Kane band, because he has the gift of music. The best sort of cheekiness, whimsicality and silliness you'll ever encounter in aural form, sometimes you just want to remand him to sit straight, pull himself together, and be serious like a good child. But that's his exuberant charm, he has a je ne sais quoi about his music.
Can't fault it, not one track, it's simply serotonin-inducing music. Praise the gods, there's nothing depressive, suicidal, somniferous or saccharine about his tunes. Recommended, Sugarplum, Joshua and Japanese Cars. Were he a troubadour, he'd be the star of my banquet.
Guess I'd better catch him live whilst he's hot!