While the name Iain Archer probably isn't that familiar just yet, his work certainly is. The former guitarist in Snow Patrol, he was the co-writer of Run, the tune that became nigh on ubitiqious a few months back - in fact it now seems to have replaced Coldplay's Trouble as stock music in a sensitive part of a TV drama.
Unlike other guitarists who try their luck at going solo however (Bernard Butler, John Squire anyone?), Archer's material can stand head and shoulders with his previous record. Summer Jets is a melancholic gem of a song - it may take a few plays to get under the skin, but once it's there it stays with a vengeance.
OK, so it may not sound that much different to Snow Patrol, but since when has that been a bad thing? In a world full of sub-standard Coldplay imitators, Iain Archer shines like a beacon. A name to watch out for.