Kele, The Waves.

Not to be confused with the instant gratification that often accompanies the sugary sweet output from Bloc Party; The Waves is an album in the classic sense; a one that needs time and space in order for it to reveal it’s hidden secrets.  Layered in textures, narratives, and emotions, what the Waves lacks in a consistent collection of similar sounding tracks, it more than makes up with in sonic diversity, experimentation and risk-taking.  Standouts ‘Dungeness’ and ‘The way we live now’ both slightly menacingly delivered and led with minimalist guitar arpeggios, bristle with confidence and nicely envelope lovely piano-led moments of introspective pop (‘Nineveh’ and a gorgeously sung cover of ‘Smalltown Boy’).  It might not get you instantly but it’s worth the wait.