There's no getting away from expectations and anticipation, and Jamie Lenman knows it. Once the overlord of one of Britain's best rock bands of the 00s, Lenman has emerged from hiding since 2009 to stand and deliver an incredible double-barrelled barrage. His first solo effort, Muscle Memory, is a collision of sounds – one side is all the expected rage, fury, and riffs all Reuben fans would hope for, while the other side is an infinitely more musical, melodic and engaging oddity of jazz, swing, and hugely infectious tunes. His first single(s) Fizzy Blood and Pretty Please are also featured on the double A side of our 10th Anniversary Single Sessions #8 with Frank Turner's exceptionally heavy three-piece, Möngöl Hörde. Jamie refuses to do the obvious and, without compromising, has delighted the nostalgic and the brave, qualities that both he and his fans have in spades. Whatever pressures Jamie feels, he should always be safe in the knowledge that his talent and ambition were never, and will never be, in question.