Stunning Texan swoon popsters pedal smooth, smooth rock and soul…

The opening songs of Midlake’s fourth album provide hope that the Texans have moved out of the atonal dark ages they plundered on 2010’s interminable ‘The Courage Of Others’ and…

Like finding Roman crockery in the veg patch, Midlake’s mountainous songbook ‘The Trials Of Van Occupanther’ shambled out from Texan Nowheresville like a piece of history in 2006. A masterclass…