Jon Langford - Gold Brick (Roir)
Newport’s favourite US exile returns with a blinding collection of mid-life pondering songs. Never one to lose touch with his roots, Jonboy name-checks his home town in the form of the Gaer, the river flowing backwards and buildings changing their names in Invisible Man. Ranting against consumerism in Buy It Now and the direction of the US in Lost in America. Backed throughout the set by a superb bunch of musicians, Workingman’s Palace is possibly one his finest songs for years. Like a fine wine, Jon Langford just gets better with age.