During last week's radio show (its really good, you should listen ) I made a rather bold and possibly extreme comment just before playing a track called "Robert". I announced in a monotone but genuine voice that I believe Dark Dark Dark, who made the record, to be the best band in the world at the moment.
I have since wandered around London for several days and laid staring at the ceiling of my bedroom for a number of evenings and come to the conclusion I was right. I know I have mentioned them before but they are currently on their second UK tour and I have seen them twice this week, to check their first tour wasn't a fluke and therefore confirm my discovery.
They are here to perform tracks from their album Wild Go and EP Bright Bright Bright, which have just been released as a double pack. I have had both of these records for nearly a year now and yet still every time I hear them I am struck dumb. If a more beautiful-sounding band ever emerges on this planet, frankly I'm not sure I want to hear them.
Tom Ravenscroft's radio show is on BBC 6 Music every Friday at 9pm