The debut album from this band (self-titled) was one of my favorites from 2007. I’d venture to say it was a blend of Portishead, Radiohead, and Lake Trout. Awesome stuff. Bloodstream was the most popular song from the debut and the acoustic version can be heard/seen below. This album, from their new home at Ninja Tune, has them experimenting with many different types of instrumentation and production. Although they’ve broadened their horizons, the soulfulness of these guys has not departed, by any means.

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Bloodstream (Unplugged)