He's been nominated for, and likely to win, the Mercury Music prize this year.
Never heard of him before the nomination brought him to my attention, but now I'm rapt.. sounds to me vocally like a cross between Johnny Cash at his darkest and musically all that is deep and melancholic about Northern English indie rock... he hails from Sheffield.

Anyway here's a playlist form his latest release.. and I'm off to see him play live Tuesday night..