Early Portishead? Right, off to check out the Bree Tranter album (almost) immediately.
Only fair to pause to mention a couple of new-to-me in 2016 things first, though.
First, a chap I heard about entirely by accident, John Grant. Of what I've heard, I slightly prefer his previous album, Pale Green Ghosts, but his new one Grey Tickles, Black Pressure also has some great tracks. I played the night before him in Tokyo a few weeks ago, and then I think the night after him somewhere in Europe just after that, but haven't managed to catch him live despite the near misses. Maybe one day. A sarcastic, funny, sensitive chap who's quite aware that he's a bit obsessed with talking about himself, but manages to make that funny in a self deprecating way.
The other one is Daughter. I think of them as Florence & The Machine at 4am. They played here in Birmingham earlier in the year, but I was away and missed them. Still need to check out their new release.