LONELY TOURIST SIR, I AM A GOOD MAN INDEPENDENT, 2011
Paul Tierney is from Glasgow but is based in Bristol. A year ago, he released Sir, I Am A Good Man, his highly enjoyable debut album, available for download on bandcamp.
Actually it's an exquisite and brilliant collection of songs. Extremely strong when it comes to lyrics; profoundly touching when it comes to melodies.
(Mostly) acoustic tunes with strumming guitars accompanied by wise lyrics and gorgeous orchestrations (claps are included). The best example is 'Watch for the Sharks'.
An indie pop album that gets you for its vibrant melancholy and Tierney's ability to put thoughts into lyrics (his scottish accent just makes things even easier to fall for).