I’m not one for summery activities. On beautiful days like this, I prefer a lazy day in the garden, beer in hand and sunglasses suitably in place. I can never understand playing football, cycling or even just moving in good weather (I’d probably die of obesity, starvation or just plain inactivity if I ever lived in Australia), which is why Mountain Man’s Made The Harbor remains my favourite album for just switching on and vegging out to. The a capella style allows the sound of birdsong through, and the beautiful mix of traditional folk standards and orignial compositions never gets stale despite the particularly sparse production. It’s as intimate, timeless and utterly, peacefully wonderful as days like this deserve.

Mountian Man – River Song (YSI)