Tim Smith, of Midlake...
(been on my stereo for days, over, and over)
listen to the album here..
"I don't know. I've always had an affinity for older sounds, older things, whatever it be-- film or furniture or whatever-- but there's something in British folk. Maybe it's the medieval types of sounds that come out of the British folk that I like. I'm really into the, as I call it, "fair maiden" quality in music, a more enchanted kind of thing rather than a bluesy, down home kind of thing."
taken from interview via.. here.