At my last job a box of random cds appeared one day and we were told to help ourselves. I ended up picking the debut lp by the band Passenger on the strength of it's cover alone. What a result. Ten songs that are a little bit folk that combine interesting use of samples with jangly guitars and slightly off kilter vocals.
Walk You home starts as tale of unrequited love but soon moves on to a much darker theme all to a jaunty backing that skips along
The highlight of the lp is the title track. I've no idea what it is about but the lyrics paint some arresting imagery and the whole things creates a sense of menace and unease.
There really isn't a duff track on the lp , in fact the 3rd single was one of the weaker ones
I guess the vocals may be a little marmite, but for me it fits perfectly these 10 quirky confessional tales
Walk in the Rain - Passenger
You can buy Wicked Man's Rest here but I'm afraid it is for silly money - not bad for a pure punt on the cover!