And here was me, like a fool, waiting for Zero 7 to drop some delectable downtempo delights when instead I could’ve been checking out Henry Binns’ (co-founder of Zero 7) side project, Equador. Granted, they’re pretty darn new, so I can forgive myself. For now!

For those of us that aren’t entirely enamoured with Zero 7’s apparent shift in tonal direction, Equador might be the group to fill out that hole. They seem to have taken the former’s sublime, chilled DNA and run with it – undoubtedly modern and with more of an electronic influence, but oh so damn easy on the ears. Equador’s debut album is coming out sometime this year apparently and OH FOR CRYING OUT LOUD RELEASE IT ALREADY AND TAKE ALL MY MONEY.