A cracking little album full of tuneful songs performed with grace and gusto by a talented Liverpool-based female trio. There are echoes of similar bands like sparky New York trio The Roches, inventive Hertfordshire quartet The Bush The Tree and Me, a cappella choral group the Mediaeval Baebes and even long-gone pop darlings Bananarama (in a couple of Sheep's brief non-harmony unison moments). But even with these analogous comparisons, Stealing Sheep still sound like no-one other than who they are: Stealing Sheep.
This welcomingly fresh and appealing Indi/folky ensemble have produced eleven vocal gems, all but one under four minutes, packed with skill and whimsy and embellished with electric guitars, keyboards and drums. A collection that's a million miles away from the "commercial" dross being churned out by many anodyne and indistinguishable acts who keep bothering our present pop charts.