Blair Jollands is a compelling songwriter. His compositions are cinematic in scope and call to mind aspects of Nick Cave‘s songwriting, Bowie and Beck at their heartbroken best. As well as an ear for lush instrumentation, Jollands brings his award-winning sound design skills to his music, incorporating found sounds and samples into his productions. He has previously collaborated with Boy George and The Strokes producer Gordon Raphael, and released albums under his alter ego El Hula. He embraces modernity with classic songwriting in equal measure resulting in a uniquely refreshing confection. He is a velvet throated crooner with enough Dylan-esque grit to ensure there is never any danger of things getting saccharine.