Hymn From a Village - James.
James return this year with a new album, Le Petit Mort - and it’s really good. 14 albums later, and it’s hard to believe that this a band that started in 1982, headlined with The Smiths, survived Acid House, Madchester, recorded with Brian Eno, made a few global hits in the 90’s, and even played Johannesburg. My introduction to them was a cracking live album called “One Hand Clapping” - which is a rarity, as it never made it past vinyl. This song, released as Fac 119 on the legendary Factory Records, is a reminder of their indie roots - with a (then popular) Afro sound that makes it feel all the more contemporary.
Contributed by @jonathanbeggs