Montpelier is an act of genius. Jane Taylor's lyrics, guitar playing and melodies combine to produce some of the most worthwhile music I've heard in some time. I first heard her on Radio 2 sessions and was immediately struck by her emotional honesty but also the way she does not drift into lullaby folk. The songs are well structured and carefully honed, avoiding the usual tendency of similar artists to strum into head lolling oblivion. I am very impressed and would thoroughly recommend this artist to anyone who likes all genres of music, admires true quality and enjoys emotinal immediacy in their listening. An excellent debut. Can't wait to catch her and the band live!