Tommy And The Chauffeur : KIds Chorus EP

'Plenty of luminous promise' from the Welsh Radiohead

None of them is called Tom. They are not chauffeurs. They cite [a]Sigur Ros[/a], The Cure and DJ Shadow as influences while carefully avoiding mention of a certain critically adored Oxford band who use a similar blend of processed rhythmic murk, shimmering guitar textures and aching falsetto vocals. OK, so being hailed as the Welsh Radiohead is hardly a laudable ambition, but TATCM drift into similar deconstructed soundscape territory with unforced style and passion, their guitars swooping and decaying, their voices a ghostly choir of desolate croaks and dying falls. Four songs, one spectral waltz, no filler and no waffle – just plenty of luminous promise.

Stephen Dalton