As well as being the front runner for tweeist album title of the year, the debut LP from Newcastle sextet Lanterns On The Lake is also the closest thing to a comforting musical cardigan ever released. The band, who have put out two EPs prior to this release, play the cutest, cuddliest folk imaginable. It has nods to all those folkies ranked highest (Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Nick Drake), all of which are spun together in a musical equivalent of a child’s comforter. Tracks like ‘I Love You, Sleepyhead’ and ‘The Places We Call Home’ feel like they’ve been imported from a land where pain, war, famine and Phil Collins don’t exist and everyone goes for picnics everyday, still communicates entirely by letter and where Emmy The Great is as famous as Lady Gaga. If that’s not your thing, you’ll probably need a sick bag; if it is then you’ll adore it from start to finish.

Tom Goodwyn