The sweet song from the Volkswagen ad—"Strange And Beautiful"—cast a spell over thousands of confused Radiohead fans who wondered why they didn't know it. That'd be because it emanated not from the head of the radio but the lung of the aqua—one Matt Hales, a grafting London singer/songwriter. Still, Yorkees won't be let down by his debut opus, 11 elegiac hymns to regret and frustration.
A plaintive piano man whose sincerity almost makes you forgive him taking the name of a Jethro Tull album.
Rating: 3 / 10