(VINYL LP) Ace guitarist Luke Doucet's latest, Steel City Trawler, comes from the heart of the post-industrial landscape and mindset, where traces of rock eras past and present align with Doucet's signature chops. The album is a finely balanced mix of clever turns of phrase, chords and moods, irreverent bouncy rockers and tender, spacious ballads. Produced by Andrew Scott (Sloan), it features The Ballad of Ian Curtis, an homage for the late great Joy Division frontman. Echoes of Manchester-based Brit rock bring undercurrents of melancholic melody, well-buoyed by catchy drum and guitar arrangements. Also available on CD.