But then, good new can be elusive. And not least when it comes to music.
I first discovered Sway, a Californian four piece, (if I've correctly counted the number of band members on their MySpace site) about 12 months ago, some 5 years after the release of The Millia Pink And Green, an EP which is responsible for several large thumb-prints on the music screen of my iPhone.
With more fuzz than a teenager's top lip, Sway are something for the shoegaze purists. Epic, enchanting and at times, achingly brilliant, 'The Millia Pink And Green' is fast becoming one of my favourire records of this year (and 2003, of course).
Here's 'Fall', the lead track from the EP, and an absolute gem.