In a parallel universe, and who's to say it wouldn't be a universe worth spending some time in, Charli XCX is making songs like 'Fool's Gold'.

In this universe the honour falls to Australian pop person Jack River, who's following last year's more subdued 'Highway Songs #2' EP with this absolute belter of a single. For the first minute or so the song goes along rather nicely in an oh-this-would-sound-quite-good-in-the-new-season-of-Twin-Peaks kind of way, but it's the chorus that really does the business.

She's playing a show in Sydney next weekend, if you're close or have a huge pile of cash you fancy throwing at plane tickets.