For Manchester's Cavan Moran the term 'troubadour' is clearly more a way of life than just a convenient Facebook description. The former frontman of Manchester folkies These Eyes Are Cameras, Moran quit that band in order to fulfil a sort of spiritual odyssey across Europe then returning to Manchester to assume his mantle as the city's next great acoustic cipher. To his credit, though, that finely-wrought back story is neatly reflected in his music, a sort of John Bramwell meets Fionn Regan confection full of romantic yearning, pretty melodies and late night, smoky dive-bar ambience. Thankfully all this heavy-hearted emoting does not come at the expense of the finer musical details. On his first EP, Five Simple Crimes, you're instantly struck by the beauty and the subtlety of his arrangements, the judicious sprinklings of harmonica, cello and female backing vocals all adding to the heart string-tugging effect. Cavan Moran: a man rewriting the troubadour rulebook with stunning results.