Chris Helme could easily have nights out for the rest of his life on the fact that he fronted John Squire's post-Stone Roses band The Seahorses - but why bother? As the lovingly assembled The Rookery shows, the Yorkshire man has more interesting things to talk about than just the past.

Moving between folk, country, rock and swirling Sixties sounds, Helme has a seen-it-all-before voice that suits both the album's upbeat and darker tracks - it's easy to picture him in the Old Grey Whistle Test studio back in the glory days. Crucially, you can also hear where he can grow in the future.

The Chris Cornellesque The Spindle & Cauldron and loose blues of Pleased say that Helme should let rip with the solos, while the success of the Middle Eastern strings on the ethereal (and title affirming) closer Good to Be in Love prove that, for all this record's, well, cosiness, thinking bigger next time would be a very good thing.

Harry Guerin