One more album needs to be slotted into my Albums of 2013 list after repeated listenings over the past few months. And that it's by a young new artist gives me even more joy.
Nothing pleases me more than when I hear a great song by a young musician. Over the last 12 months, Nick Capaldi has released an album called A Shade of Orange & an EP called The Golden Summer. Both are excellent.
With a confident swagger and a sometimes retro 60s/mod sound, the album kicks off with Stanley Park Brigade.
It has a nice mix of influences including The Beatles and The Beach Boys and some softer moments too like the album closer 12:21
Nick is also being championed by the great Bob Harris on his show.
Nick has also released a stunning EP called The Golden Summer
He is proving to be a gifted songwriter with a good ear for a melody and has been influenced sonically the best.
And over Christmas Nick has been releasing some Christmas covers on his Facebook/Youtube pages
So, check him out and give him your support. The better side of young fellas producing new music.
Twitter - @NickCapaldi