I'm quite smitten with these blokes and have been meaning to post about them for awhile but in typical absent-minded fashion forgot until Ali Shaw reminded me via his twitter today.
I've such a soft [read nerdy] spot for anthemic English/Scottish/Irish jiggy rock, like James amongst other even less fashionable names. Brian Briggs has some serious pipes which are beautifully displayed in the live version of I Saw You Blink below. Also, check out their website, resplendent with lots of beautiful maritime-esque illustrations and sea creatures!
See live recording of four more tracks via 4AD Sessions. Below is Fuel Up.
Another favorite of mine.
James - Say Something