Will Lawton & The Alchemists
People tend to overuse terms such as "timeless," "genre-hopping" "unique" and "majestic" these days to describe their favourite bands. But in the case of Will Lawton and The Alchemists, even those heightened terms don't seem to quite do the music justice.
There is something of the jazz approach at the core of their sound - interesting timings and intricate riffs hung on fluid, free-flowing musical structures - but their richly textured and layer music contains much more besides. Indie melodics, rock weight, classical grace and progressive meanderings all add poise and power.
They could be your best new find of the Shuffle…unless you have seen them already, in which case you have already made a note in the diary to be there.