Cheek Mountain Thief – 'Cheek Mountain Thief'
By Sharon O'Connell
After the first solo LP by one of the founding members of Tunng (Sam Genders, as Diagrams) comes the debut from the other, Mike Lindsay. Recorded in Iceland – much of it in a tiny northern fishing town – it’s a set of light-filled, lovely electronic pop, incorporating strings and brass, and played by members of Lindsay’s new community. There are echoes of Bon Iver, Múm and Belle & Sebastian but sweetly offbeat songs like ‘Nothing’ and ‘Snook Pattern’ cast their own shadows.