Songs of Green Pheasant – Soft wounds (Rusted Rail)
Beautiful and intriguing album on the Galway-based label from Sheffield’s Duncan Sumpner (following a few long players on Fat Cat in the past). There’s a flavour of Midlake about these woozy, tripped-out folk songs that’s very appealing. For example, the languid Teen wolf or the nostalgic Deaf Sarah. There’s also trumpet involved, which (with the exception of Johnny Carroll) we always love.