18th November 2012 Ben Howard - Esmerelda
If you read my blog (There won't be many of you) then you'll know how much I love Ben Howard, I went to his gig on Monday and it was one of the best songs of the night, the whole Apollo just went silent to listen to his voice, it was a beautiful moment. I still haven't been able to get hold of The Burgh Island EP as its only available on download I think - I went into HMV to look for it as well :(
Esmerelda is a cold, autumnal track that definitely contrasts with his work on
Every Kingdom. Even though he lost out on the Mercury Prize to Alt J, Ben Howard continues to prove his worth.