To put it mildly, the singer-songwriter market is a little overcrowded these days. Still, there should be some room for Wolverhampton boy Ben Christophers whose new album is one of the most quietly impressive of the year so far. Christophers is essentially a folk singer, with a poetic turn of phrase and a falsetto voice which at times is highly reminiscent of Jeff Buckley. His pastoral songs may be pretty but they're certainly not sentimental, evoking childhood with a lack of sentimentality that's both unusual and refreshing. There are times when Christophers slides into pretentiousness, and the unrelentingly earnest nature of the songs may be too much for some. For lovers of pure, introspective adult pop however, Spoonface will come as an absolute delight.