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Jon Dennis

Ben Watt: Hendra review excellent, decorous new set of alt-folk songs

Ben Watt's early collaborators were Kevin Coyne and Robert Wyatt, and his 1983 debut album, North Marine Drive, drew comparisons with John Martyn.

Timber Timbre: Hot Dreams review surprises and delights on this smoky, Lynchian treat

Timber Timbre are Canadian, though their music evokes Ansel Adams' American landscapes.

The War on Drugs: Lost in the Dream review - 'A dash of Springsteen romance in motorik grooves'

Adam Granduciel's impassioned songs stop short of lighters- aloft choruses, twisting buffed-up sounds into exquisite shapes.

Neil Finn: Dizzy Heights - review

(Lester Records/KLS) Neil Finn 's acknowledged mastery of songcraft is matched on his third solo album, his first since 2001, by his inventive production alongside Dave Fridmann, best known for his work with Tame Impala , Mercury Rev and the Flaming