Having made it big in their native Ireland - The Great Defector made number 3 there recently (despite having a beginning that sounds like the soundtrack to a ZX Spectrum game) - here's another crack at the UK market from Damien Rice's far more interesting former bandmates (hey, it's just an opinion). Clever, witty lyrics and often maddeningly catchy music juxtapose nicely with Paul Noonan's slightly melancholy vocal style, so that you find yourself thinking "did he really just sing that?". In the case of the line "you're just picking the knickers from your arse" in One Stringed Harp, yes he did. They can do sensitive (Light Catches Your Face), they can do quirky (the aforementioned One Stringed Harp), they can - occasionally - rock out a bit (the chorus of Breastfed) and they can certainly entertain.
Oh, and if you've ever heard a song that sounds more like True Stories-era Talking Heads than The Great Defector, it'll have been a track from True Stories by Talking Heads.