I’m sure I read about the Paul Messis & Jessica Winter 7” in Shindig last year. Not entirely certain why I didn’t follow through it at the time, but thanks to a post by The Brogues about Messis’ latest single as part of The Market Squares (on his own 'Market Square' label) I’ve eagerly snapped up his previous singles. For sure there is some mighty infatuation with 1960s guitar pop stylings going on here, and Brogues rightly draws similarities to the likes of similarly obsessed ‘revivalists’ like The Times. I’m reminded too of the early Jasmine Minks sound, and that is certainly no bad thing. I’m looking forward to his ‘The Problem With Me’ set arriving soon and of course to new recordings from the year ahead. A second album is apparently due for release in May through State Records, and there are 7”s planned for The Sea-Weeds and The Sussexmen. Can’t wait!