No year would be complete without its maverick talents. Norwich's Fiel Garvie are essentially a pop band but possess some key elements to make them special. First, there's the vocals; as if Cerys Matthews was in a permanently chilled-out state, breathy and whispered rather than raucous. The guitars pull back from shoegazing just before they threaten to swamp the tunes. Sprinkled with an ear for a winning melody the songs begin in quite an unassuming manner then grow into blissed-out, Spector-esque epics. 'I Didn't Say', 'Caught On' and 'Reeling As You Come Around Again' are particularly dreamy. They also have time for a little grunge on 'Taking A Hole In My Head' but as usual come up smiling. The lack of immediacy will probably undermine attempts at chart success but they have a charisma which will gladden the hearts of many an indie-pop fan.