Wise Blood is back after a year gone A.W.O.L , spent pursuing legally dubious "schemes" and losing his musical "spine and his discipline" no less, but it would seem on reappearance he's found it again, ready to unleash his "self-contained sonic universe" on the rest of us.

If 'Rat' is anything to go by, then I'd hazard a guess that we’re in for a treat with forthcoming album id (apparently we can call it either id or I.D, by the way – "whatever feels right"). It's light on the ears but intriguing to boot, opening with a blast of saxophone and cascading into a chilled out but sped along pop track – something that in my mind feels like it should have accompanying kaleidoscopic imagery.

A great return to form.