Oh, so you think it's only Northern Portrait who you can accuse of sounding too much like The Smiths, do you? Well, I'm here to tell you sneering, horrible lot that there's a new kid in town. Well, if you live in Brighton there's a new kid in town.
Ancient Times have, as far as I can gather, been around since late last year, and are about to release a split single with Tieranniesaur on the ever-wonderful Soft Power Records, who run of hits is frankly now becoming outrageous.
Ancient Times, it seems, is just one person, but he/they make a mesmerising sound that whilst firmly entrenched in back bedroom melancholia, is also chock-full of hope and optimism and fight - like all the best pop music. Sure, the vocals sound like Morrissey, but you're not going to hear any complaints about that from me.
The single isn't out until the summer, but you may as well listen to this utter gem of a song right now, eh?