‘Lucifer’ (Weird World Records)
What do Mr. and Mrs. Peaking Lights expect upon the arrival of a new baby? Dirty nappies, crying, sleepless nights and a guest spot for the gurgling newborn on his parents’ third album, of course. Whilst the artfully tattooed couple aren’t going all out to become West Coast dub’s dishevelled answer to Posh and Becks, the use of their son Mikko’s murmur on ‘Lo Hi’ highlights this band’s familial tenderness. Although it doesn’t stray hugely from the meandering blueprint of last year’s ‘936’, ‘Lucifer’ throbs with warmth, occupying a dreamy hinterland beyond Big Youth and Beach House.