This fresh-faced young thing was billed as the Norwegian Badly Drawn Boy. An entirely musical comparison, I would say; hard to see Lerche in amiable beanie-topped shambling. While reviewing his fourth album Phantom Punch, The Guardian’s Jude Rogers pinned the tail rather astutely, as it were, on the donkey of Lerche’s musical style:

He crafts melodies full of minor falls and major lifts that you don’t think will resolve themselves properly, until they gloriously and gorgeously do.