In the light of Elbow's slow-cum-rapid ascent to fame, it's a surprise that Puressence continue to be overlooked. Both bands have almost two decades of experience behind them; both have a knack for writing heart-wrenching guitar-led pop songs that hit the mark of 'epic', without being bombastic and both have the stage presence to more than carry them off. Yet Puressence remain strictly a cult concern, playing to an (admittedly devout) cast of hundreds whilst their counterparts fill out arenas and festival main stages.
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.