Essential listening from the month that brought you Nigel Farage wearing a milkshake
Everything went a bit doolally in May, and we’re not just talking about the final episode of Line of Duty. There was Theresa May announcing she’s leaving Downing Street, someone chucking a Five Guys milkshake over Nigel Farage in Newcastle city centre in the run-up to the European elections and that Madonna performance at Eurovision. Still, it was rich in bounty when it came to bank holidays and decent new albums. Like this lot that we’ve had on heavy rotation for the past four weeks.
Artist: Cate Le Bon
Label: Mexican Summer
What is it? A year’s isolation in the Lake District offers a candid portrait of eccentric and patient self-discovery for Cate Le Bon.
L&Q says: “There is a closeness in the songs too, and the sense that they would remain as compelling were it still just Le Bon and her second-hand Meers piano, singing into the silence.”
Read Katie Cutforth’s full review