Higher Authorities are a side-project of Ade Blackburn and Jonathan Hartley, one half of Clinic, one of the better alternative mainstay bands of the last twenty years. You can tell. They do sound like Clinic. But there's more too. Their debut album Neptune, released earlier this year and produced by dub legend Adrian Sherwood is a wonderful exploration of dark sound.
Coming on like a twenty first century seance on a wet Wednesday in the Wirral, Neptune is pure delight. Released on 20th April, unofficial Christmas Day for stoners and with copies purchased from the band's record label coming with complimentary Rizzlas, it's an approriately paranoid missive for an increasingly paranoid world.