Every time rock ‘n’ roll stumbles or hits a pothole, someone comes along to breathe new life and spirit into its lungs. Dan Bettridge, at all of 23 years old, knows his Stax from his Motown, his Sun from his Chess Records; and understands that it’s all about singing straight from the middle of his own bruised heart.

His debut release – the stripped bare and beautiful Hunter’s Heart EP – was embraced by Huw Stephens on his BBC Introducing show on Radio 1 and by Dermot O’Leary on Radio 2, admirably demonstrating that great music is not only timeless, but ageless too.