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New men – the sort of chaps who don’t require five pints of strong lager to get in touch with their emotions – have a new troubadour to slot alongside their James Blake and Bon Iver CDs.

James Vincent McMorrow is a falsetto-voiced Dubliner whose high tones reach for the breathy point where R&B and indie-folk melt into the air, musical arrangements swelling alongside with a quietly insistent sense of yearning.

The emotiveness is well conveyed but unchallenging, as with McMorrow’s earnest declaration in “Cavalier” that “I remember my first love”: a less remarkable act of recollection than his trembling voice seems to suggest.

James Vincent McMorrow

Post Tropical

(Believe Recordings)

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