Seemingly on the cusp of big things, largely due to his rich, attractive baritone and songwriting comparisons to the likes of Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen, but since his lauded debut album Love in Arms, things have been quiet.

It’s therefore something of a relief that he’s back, on the other sid of the devastating end of a relationship, and pouring his misery, albeit with brilliant and measures prose, into songs for his second record – the bleak sounding Come All Sufferers, out later in the year. Metal Soul is the first track taken from it, and it weighs heavy on your heartstrings, Bruce’s vocal touching yet powerful as underneath there’s moments of pure pop, gothic beauty and even tear stained disco all wrapped up in pathos. Yeah, That good.

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