Upon hearing Summer Holiday, the first track Wild Nothing released a few years ago on a double A-side that preceded his debut album, there was an immediacy to the experience. It wasn’t just that the sound was familiar but that the essence of the song grabbed you in and made itself at home. Nocturne is Jack Tatum’s second full-length and follow up proper to that debut, Gemini, and it continues where the last one left off, although, in terms of production values, it has even stepped up a notch. However, it seems to have just done that - picked up where the last one left off but lacking any tracks that have those hooks and instant charm (with the possible exception of Paradise). To that effect, it feels like a solid but not spectacular record, one that is a product of constant touring and pressure for new material and not making the time to step back and evaluate what’s next. With a musician as talented as Tatum (this is a band that successfully emerged from the chillwave tsunami of 2010 with head above water after all) you’d love to see him taking a few more risks and pushing himself, instead of just churning out those glorious Marr-ian guitar lines and delicate songs. It’s a good album that’s definitely worth some listens, but it makes you yearn for more.