Manchester Orchestra - A black mile to the surface
American melodic noise band. Bit like Liverpool's own Anathema but without the metal influence. Only heard about them last week, bit of a revelation. Loads of dynamics to their huge sound.
Major Parkinson - Blackbox
Bonkers Norwegian prog, in a good way. Cave/Waits/Bowie-esque male vocals, a female guest vocalist, and a bit of everything behind it. Chaotic, epic.
Vennart - To cure a blizzard upon a plastic sea.
3/5 of the magnificent and much missed Oceansize.