It's been a while.
I haven't been inspired by much new music of late for whatever reason - maybe my digging skills have waned in their effectiveness or maybe there's just not much around.
However, all it took was a new friend who had done some digging of their own and was kind enough to share their finds.
One find in particular stands out to me right now on the eve of recording my second album with Midnight Youth as it's not often I find a band that's doing something with a similar vision in mind to us.
These guys, The Boxer Rebellion, are making that beautifully British musical-fusion of rock intricacy, emotion and pop hooks - and it's been inspiring as hell listening to their three albums.
Have a listen to a couple of their songs below and, if they take your fancy, definitely seek out their albums and remember - inspiration is always around the corner and sometimes all it takes is for one new person to walk into your life.