After two years out of the spotlight Sivu returns with his new album Sweet Sweet Silent, a loud and clear demonstration of the considerable talents of singer James Page. This is a record of extraordinary beauty driven by a sense of experimentation, inspired by the likes of Radiohead's Amnesiac, Wild Beasts' Smother and lifelong hero Richard Hawley. After the release of 2014's Something on High James began struggling with Meniere's syndrome. His hearing deteriorating, this new album faces up to those challenges and fears. Together with trusted collaborator Charlie Andrew (Alt-J, Marika Hackman) Sweet Sweet Silent gives room for slightly detuned instrumentation, restlessness breaks from pattern and romantic imagery. It's what makes the music feel more human, built from the ground up.