It seems that the 6 Music/NME hype machine has gone well into overload with this one. Sure, 'Killer Bangs' is a pretty good single, and the b-side to 'Bud' was a great tune too, but there's nothing new here to really justify the praise that's being lavished upon this record from some quarters. It starts off promisingly enough - 'Fall Forever' is probably the highlight of the album, but it's never a good sign when the opening track is the best track, especially when there's so much filler towards the end of the second side. Over the years, the late, great John Peel played hundreds of bands that sounded just like this - kids knocking about in garages and recording it for jollies, and few people paid any attention, which was partly the point. There are some nice meoldies to be found herein, although the lyrics aren't up to much, and the whole thing comes off as being something of second-rate Best Coast. It's interesting that they cite P J Harvey and Throwing Muses as influences, as - the darkly claustrophobic 'No Spare Key' aside - there's little here reminsicent of either of those wonderful acts. There's an awful lot of stuff out there that sounds like this these days, so think long and hard before parting with your hard-earned.