I think he's just taken a lot of time off after he was involved in a GBH case (which he was cleared of). Probably just chilling and taking his time with new material but I really hope he hurries up now and comes back. Saw him on the tube last year after The Maccabees gig at Alexandra Palace and said hello etc. that's about all I know though haha.
I remember you telling me, it's just odd quite how long he's been away now. Don't know how he manages with no cash coming in! Seems artists usually react to personal trauma like that by creating more rather than less, but I guess everyone's different.
Also, this tune is quite good - I missed it first time around.