Goodness. Not sure I'm all there yet on this Julie Byrne record, but it is growing slowly. And what it's growing into is quite a bit like the last Cassandra Jenkins one. Which was tremendous, but seriously ill-suited for the Mountain Stage. Watching all those ethereal soundscapes flutter off like kids' balloons... Well, I mean if Julie took exception to the gentle breeze in the Walled Garden! Hmmm...
Thanks everyone for all your replies - have discovered some great new music as a result. I think my disappointment at the line-up was just the result of a few years' disconnect from new music - I now have a huge list of bands I'd like to see (though will do well to manage a quarter of them once childcare and my other half's preferences are also taken into account!
Just been listening to Spencer Cullum. I might have to drag myself away from the Wedding Present for that, and there's barely anything else on the lineup I'd be saying that for. The acid folk/americana/krautrock crossover I now realise I needed in my life. Absolutely love it- perfect Walled Garden music.
Pretty much top of my must see list. Got both of his albums which are bloody lovely. Fascinating back story. Essex boy taught to play pedal steel by none other than BJ Cole, goes off to Nashville and quickly becomes in-demand session musician for, among others, Caitlin Rose. First love remains 70s psychy-folky early island records stuff tinged with a bit of kraut. Makes two belting albums.