Our Record of the Week is Yawn, the fourth full-length solo release from singer-songwriter Bill Ryder-Jones. Entirely self-produced (and featuring guest vocals from The Orielles and Our Girl), it's a beautifully sincere set of songs. Romantic and maudlin, it really does highlight what a superb songwriter he is. Two superb ears and one blue nose.
"It's a stunningly assured, deeply romantic and already one of the year's best." - Q ★ ★ ★ ★
"Yawn is a sublime show of songwriting strength." - Mojo ★ ★ ★ ★