Mercury Prize Nominations - It's Getting Boring By The Sea
It's Getting Boring By The Sea's Quarterly Reviews should provide the basis to any Mercury Prize conversation, while his new bands segment regularly provides an early look at some of the UK's freshest talents.
Friendly Fires' "intergalactic disco" again gets a recommendation in this shortlist, with the writer finding the trio's ability to "make songs about falling in love across the artificial smoke and strobing neon lights" a "devastating blend".
Renshaw also casts the spotlight on often overlooked indie quintet The Maccabees and May release Wall Of Arms which is "the sound of a band growing in confidence and defying all expectations in the process".
Other It's Getting Boring By The Sea favourites included the much tipped Florence & The Machine and her Lungs debut which "sounds so lost in its own passion that you lose all cynicism and find yourself looking for the nearest forest to go stage an impromptu party in."
Before that however, David has found time to highlight BBC Introducing tipped Sky Larkin and their impressive John Goodmanson produced Golden Spike, Glasgow fight poppers Dananananaykroyd and the "furious rant against the ills of society" that is Future Of The Left's Travel's With Myself and Another.