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Aided by an assured rhythm section, and a few talented friends, the group's follow-up to 2010's Wintersun spills over with examples of well-crafted songs that are raised further by the vocal strengths of both.
From stacks of harmonic warmth (Melody In H) to bare-all folk (Somebody Please, Twenty and Ten), this is adult angst, often packaged in pop.
And there's nary an obvious turn in sight.
• The Broken Heartbreakers. How We Got To Now. Independent.
• Four stars (out of five)
Single download: Breaking Branches
For those who like: The Go Betweens, The Unthanks
- Shane Gilchrist