It's fair to say that New Zealand's Got Talent defied expectations by unearthing a talent like Clara van Wel.
Guitar demigod Lee Ranaldo produced plenty of impressive solo work during his time with Sonic Youth, but since their unfortunate demise he has really come into his own as a composer.
It's back to the future for Flying Nun with one of their new signings. Brad Coley and Peter Westmoreland take the multilayered guitar attack section of the Nun canon, smarten it up and turn it to their own ends.
Peter Gabriel's 2010 covers album Scratch My Back was an odd beast, with its minimalist, string-drenched versions of everything from Paul Simon's Boy In the Bubble to Radiohead's Street Spirit (Fade Out).