Their debut album Natural History gained them a cult following among more switched on music fans, who were attracted to them by their striking sound and John’s often dark and unsettling lyrical dramas.
Over the last ten or so years, the band has released six studio albums with their latest Let It All In being their most successful.
The record, which emerged in January and featured production from Elbow’s Guy Garvey and Craig Potter, landed in the UK’s top ten, making it the band's highest charting effort to date. You’ve already watched John play Masquerade from the band’s latest record and Astray from 2005's Gods and Monsters.
Hear John run through little known b-side The Finest Things below as part of an exclusive M session.