Stephen Steinbrink's 'Arranged Waves' is tearing the office to bits.

Born in a small town in the middle of nowhere, Stephen Steinbrink has always ever had one thought - escape. For Steinbrink whether travelling around the world singing to anyone who will listen or simply sat in a road-side diner writing his next set of songs. "Arranged Waves" is that next set and believe us, it's really had an impact. Released imminently on the Melodic label, we don't expect to stop talking about this album for a long time.

“Most folk-revivalist music now discusses topics that are more relevant to past generations,” he says shirking off inevitably lazy ‘folk’ or ‘singer-songwriter’ tags. “I’d hate to be lumped in with that. I'd much rather hear a folk song about how someone is frustrated at their iPad, because although the subject is banal, the relevancy isn't. That is real folk music.”

In the same way that Midlake captured melancholy so beautifully with 'Van Occupanther', there is a real homespun Fleetwood mac thing going on that is both euphoric and at times heartbreaking. Across the album he sounds like the broodier moments of Buffalo Springfield and even Big Star's Alex Chilton. High praise, but well deserved and we're psyched to be stocking this album.

A genuine game changer.

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