Consisting of former members of Calories and Distophia, Burning Alms is Thomas Mark Whitfield and John Biggs. Describing their sound as “feedback-drenched, jazz chord genius”, modesty is not the bands’ strong point but angular, moving guitar music maybe.

An English graduate, songwriter and lyricist for the band, John cites one of his primary influences as literature, including some figures from the Beat Generation.

Not wanting to conform to one style on the album, the band experiments with different styles, including drone, acoustic and instrumental as well as punk-inspired moments.

‘In sequence’ the debut is set for release in 2014.