“I never meant to go, I thought I could come home… wake up, feel the sunlight on your face.” This is a really lovely track from King Pallas aka Patrick O’Brien from the Limerick band Windings. It’s a gentle number that sounds like it was created by a crackling fire and seems apt for the slow turning of the seasons. It’s reminiscent of one of my favourite new acts of recent years, Winter Aid, and with vocals not too far removed from Jose Gonzalez. Featuring Windings singer/guitarist Steve Ryan and simmering background noise including ticking-clock percussion, O’Brien says the music has been simmering for a while and that an EP will hopefully follow in 2019.