Kav Temperley all your devotion“I’m tired.” So opens Kav Temperley’s debut solo album – but the Eskimo Joe frontman sounds revitalised and renewed.

After confronting a marriage break-up and his band deciding to take a break, this is an album of new beginnings. “I don’t even know who I am,” he confesses. But musically he’s surefooted, with his exquisite, expressive pop hitting all the right notes.

The music world is littered with the carcasses of lead singers who’ve gone solo. Indeed, as Temperley sings in the album’s first single, Pollyanna, “No one really knows you when you’re out there on your own.” But All Your Devotion deserves a big audience.

All Your Devotion is out September 28 via Inertia.

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