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According to the press release, Justin Currie lives in Glasgow, collects beer mats and makes his own cushions. Of course, the PR company weren’t to know that Currie’s ‘Always The Last To Know’ was one of the formative songs of my childhood when he was then fronting Del Amitri so he’s a little more than cushion making Glasgow dweller to me. The new single from Currie, ahead of a new album, is the intriguingly titled ‘This Is My Kingdom Now’ which comes with a strikingly odd and unnerving video. The soulful acoustic strum is met by Currie’s distinctively gravelled voice and smooth delivery and the subtle click of a snare rim to keep us in time. There’s a bleak, funereal feel to this tune but with the optimism of someone who’s about to end it all and, with it, end all the pain they’ve been living for as long as they can remember. This is shit or get off the pot music where you decide to roll over and give up or stand up and fight. There’s a trumpet solo and an element of resolution to the song but that video is might weird.