In Movement begins with Sligo man Pearse McGloughlin's biggest sounding song to date, Antelope March, a cut-short epic that leaves you wanting more - a familiar feeling with this album.

Whether it's that song, the noir stomp of The Lonely Track or Temps Perdu's jazzy touches, there's plenty of evidence of just how much McGloughlin has evolved as a songwriter since his 2009 debut, Busy Whisper, with the doo-wop dreaminess of Bright Star also suggesting that he's now soaking up inspiration in new places. Crucially, nothing sounds forced or half-formed.

While it would be hard for anything to make up for the damp and defeats of this summer, here's one guy who's really trying his best.

Harry Guerin