Do you remember Jack? They were a mid to late 90s London outfit standing out for their intellectualist air, all dark suits, Bukowski references and Scott Walker throwbacks. Escapists are less poetically romantic, have a vocalist who often strays some distance from Antony Reynolds' understatement and don't employ strings but otherwise we're reminded of that band by this song's rush of emotiveness and poise. That they've been compared to Mumford & Sons, who they don't sound like, highlights the paucity of bands who actually have this sort of internalised ambition nowadays.
Post Gospel Blues (pre-release) by Escapistsmusic