The Pastels and I go back a long way. My chancing upon their Truckload Of Trouble compilation album early in the last decade opened me to a huge world of wonderful music at that important, impressionable age and secured The Pastels themselves as one of my all-time favourite bands. Incredibly, Slow Summits, which is coming out on Domino in March is their first proper album since I discovered them all those years ago. This trailer for the record posted on Domino’s YouTube channel a few days ago reveals little of the new music but the snippets are enough to suggest that it’s going to be wonderful. But I wouldn’t expect anything less from The Pastels.