Ben Esser used to be the drum(mer) to Ladyfuzz’s beat, before throwing off those shackles and heading into the glistening limelight as a solo act. Initially earning some attention for his gravity-defying hair and glittering nu-pop with its goldmine of influences, he supported Bloc Party, Foals and Lykke and managed to stir up a word-of-mouth hipster frenzy before he’d even played a live gig. Returning with a new LP in the bank taking a tangent of a musical direction from his debut, expect an altogether moodier and more grown up set from Esser at Land of Kings.