That Might Well Be It, Darling
That Might Well Be It, Darling started life as a series of three EPs only available at King Creosote live shows back in 2010 and was ultimately released on vinyl in spurts over 2012. Riding high on the back of his extremely (and deservedly) highly acclaimed record with Jon Hopkins, 2011’s Diamond Mine, I’m surprised I missed it back then. And if you did too you’ll be glad to find it now because, put together as a whole, this is up there as some of KC’s best work - a world away (sonically speaking) from that dreamy, wistful record. The lyrics are marvellous, funny and engaging (as Kenny Anderson tends to be) with an armada of aural vessels including a (self-described) “devastating prog-pop psalm ‘Ankle Shackles’”.