New releases hitting record shops this week included the debut solo album from Doves man Jimi Goodwin. Produced by Goodwin and Dan Austin, 'Odludek' is by no means a low-key affair either, more of a wild adventure at times. “I wanted it to be like that crazy mixtape you’d make your mate which had everything from Duke Ellington to some mad hip-hop track you’d just heard, and back again,” says Goodwin. “That’s how I listen to music, and I wanted to make an album that reflected that. The last thing I wanted it to sound like was some geezer who was in a band. I don’t like being pegged.” 'Didsbury Girl' unexpectedly starts as a sample driven piece trip hop before it blooms into a mysteriously dreamy highlight that is perhaps the moment here most reminiscent of his band. A surprising, diverse and strongly assured solo debut from a man who has defied and surpassed expectations. At times a slow burner perhaps, but plenty to enjoy. Read my full album review HERE. You can listen to a nice acoustic version of 'Disbury Girl' below that features the brilliant Cherry Ghost backing Jimi, as well as the album version (if you have Spotify).