Newspaper picks music scene highlights of the year ahead.

This article titled “The arts in 2012: pop” was written by Alexis Petridis, for The Guardian on Thursday 29th December 2011 23.15 UTC

King Creosote and Jon Hopkins

One of 2011’s low-key delights was Diamond Mine, the Mercury-nominated collaboration between Fife singer-songwriter King Creosote and electronic musician Jon Hopkins: the sheer quality and emotional impact of these songs was startling. From next month they play them live, including a gig at Brighton’s atmospheric St George’s Church. Tour begins 26 January at Glasgow ABC. Box office: 0141-353 8000.

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