Best known for 2007 single ‘People Help The People’, Bolton’s Simon Aldred stretched his wings last year with a lovelorn set of electronica under the name of Out Cold, but…

This will probably be massive. Heartsore, yearning, it stays just on the tasteful side of David Gray, with a dash of Lancashire grit. There is nothing to dislike about it…

Cherry Ghost

Often, a string section is the sticking plaster that one applies to cover up awful songs. Really they should be banned for a while, just so to cull bog-rubbish songwriters…