Generally when I’m in the sort of mood I’m in now (an internal belligerence raging against vicious depression, mixed with various others), I tend to go for something from the past to at least divert attention away from whatever happens to be going on in what passes for my brain. I suppose I do this partly to just transport myself elsewhere for 45 minutes, or perhaps to avoid accidentally poisoning a first listen of something with my current malign temperament – much as I seem to be doing with this opening paragraph. Sorry about that.
Anyway, it turns out that I can’t pick anything old out of the hat at the moment either, so here’s a happy compromise: an exciting new record from a band comprising members of another band who captured so much of my time and imagination from when I was younger, perhaps? Yup, that’ll do nicely.