Martin Rossiter / Drop Anchor

Later this week, I’ll be writing a review of the new Martin Rossiter album, The Defenstration of Saint Martin. I’ll mention what a glorious return it is for the ex-Gene frontman (who’s now based in Brighton, obviously). I’ll note how there’s obviously been a lot of pain in Martin’s life, and comment on just how eloquently this is put across in the ten minute opener Three Points on a Compass. I’ll note how the instrumentation – just voice and piano – makes it both simple and powerful. And I’ll feel slightly daunted about putting some words together when my command of the English language isn’t a patch on his.

In the meantime, here’s a video of one of the standout tracks from the album – Drop Anchor: