‘Relationships are a constant thread. In all their frustrating, exciting, mundane, beautiful, wonderful, sexy, scary glory,’ says Sam Genders, aka Diagrams. On Gentle Morning Song we get the feeling that he is embracing that idea of life in all its glory. His clipped and soothing vocal tones over the soft jitter of guitars and eclectic dalliance into electric make this a busy but wholesome venture into the technicolour glorious frustrations of life. The ‘world isn’t waiting for us any more, but it whispers softly through the door’ he sings, in a mode of sanguine acceptance, before a rousing shiver of hopeful instruments and the sounds of birds twittering and happy chatter round things off. New album Chromatics is out on Jan 12th via Full Time Hobby.