14 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Few guitar-pop debuts come with such winning confidence and inviting tunes. The Brighton quartet aren’t re-inventing music as they island hop between campfire folk, post-punk, skiffle, and jangling indie but they cut their classicism with enough winsome melody and optimistic energy to sound consistently boxfresh. Gambolling, lovestruck indie-pop (“She Moves In Her Own Way”) and itchy rock (“Naive”, “See the World”) is where they excel but intimate acoustic opener “Seaside” best betrays their precocious assurance.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Few guitar-pop debuts come with such winning confidence and inviting tunes. The Brighton quartet aren’t re-inventing music as they island hop between campfire folk, post-punk, skiffle, and jangling indie but they cut their classicism with enough winsome melody and optimistic energy to sound consistently boxfresh. Gambolling, lovestruck indie-pop (“She Moves In Her Own Way”) and itchy rock (“Naive”, “See the World”) is where they excel but intimate acoustic opener “Seaside” best betrays their precocious assurance.

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