It's an oft used observation, but it seems that as the pace of technology increases so the public begin to yearn for something timeless, something organic rather than digital.
This is especially true in songwriting. Sure, it's led to a lot of waistcoat-wearing, Mumford-inspired nonsense but it's also inspired quite a few artists to really focus, to hone in on the essence of their craft.
Which leads us to Grass House. Based in London, the band have been on our radar for some time, with 2012 delivering the impeccable seven inch single 'The Boredom Rose'.
There's a sense of The National's Matt Berninger in their artistry, in the use of everyday locations, normal situations to create a sweeping romanticism. Grass House have shards of folk in their sound, but it's a brittle, difficult to define type of folk - with nary a banjo in sight.
New single 'Spinning As We Turn' is a case in point. Recorded at Monnow Valley Studios in Wales with producer Jim Anderson at the controls, this marks the first stage of the band's new partnership with Marshall Teller Records.
It's an impressive first step. There's a weight to the band's delivery, with Grass House boasting a rare sense of gravity which is only enhanced by Anderson's crisp production.
Out today (April 16th) as a free download, you can listen to 'Spinning As We Turn' first on ClashMusic.
Grass House have confirmed the following shows:
18 London The Babble Jar
9 London Old Queen's Head