Album: The Climbers, The Good Ship (Willkommen Records)

Although the Climbers predate the Leisure Society (with whom they share musicians Christian Hardy and Nick Hemming), if you're going to take six years to make a record – as songwriter Tim West has – you're going to pay the price.

So while the Leisure Society's The Sleeper was a folky, friendly album full of lush strings and gentle jams, The Good Ship reveals a dark side to Brighton's Willkommen Collective – its opener taut and tense; its title track a sinister, singalong shanty. Almost worth the wait.