As with his prime influence Elvis Costello, you never quite know which Lerche is going to turn up - the power-pop maestro, the pained singer-songwriter, the jazzbo - but you know there'll be hooks, intelligence and interesting song construction whatever. This first taste from his seventh, self-titled (don't you hate it when artists not on their debut do that?) album out in June, the budget Randy Newman fading into a part-acoustic jazz-pop swing leading into a grandstanding bedroom chorus and a breakdown of fingerpicking and synthesised heartbeat. All with a little charm and a lot of style.
Sondre Lerche - "Domino" by Yep Roc Music Group