Album: Jamie Woon, Mirrorwriting (Polydor)

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Another month, another nice boy called Jamie/James to somehow find room for.

This one's no teenager (Londoner Woon is 28), but he comes with all the usual endorsements (BBC Sound of 2011 poll, blah blah) and will soon be inescapable. Not that Mirrorwriting is something you should flee from. Woon's work is unashamedly bucolic (he writes songs about going for a walk) and beat-literate (he's worked with Burial), and his tremulous, medieval folk singer voice makes it perfectly bearable.