Mountain Of Records – out now
Sometimes creating something so seemingly imperfect can actually turn out to be surprisingly perfect. This isn’t just a pretentious opening statement either, because Some Skeletons have somehow managed to create a record that’s so wrong it’s right. The Nottingham trio’s debut album is a turbulent journey of emotions, a combination of thoughtful melodies with a chaotically sombre vocal, that hovers somewhere between a madly upbeat Smashing Pumpkins and a melancholic Idlewild. Standout track ‘To Exceed, To Achieve’ encompasses the band’s depth and feeling, with heartwarming lyrics and swinging guitar. The moral of the story here is, if it works – but you’re not quite sure how or why – it’s probably better not to question it.