As the nights draw in and the country settles in for a second lockdown, it’s a relief to listen to a record which doesn’t take itself too seriously.Jim White’s latest album, Misfits Jubilee (produced by Loose Records), is a mix of lucid tales of drug smuggling teenagers and encounters with Big Foot, and a sprinkling of US politics and self-aware national stereotypes.

White, (real name Michael Pratt) has released seven albums before Jubilee. The 10 tracks in his latest are, broadly, Americana, with other influences thrown in. But this isn’t the brooding, weighty Americana of Lucinda Williams; it’s part-dark comedy and surrealism, and part storytelling, with canvasses set across small-town America.