I got this album on the strength of the review on here and because of the 'Still Unravished' tribute, for which one of my favourite bands had contributed a song, thus bringing the band to my attention. And what a band! The songs, both those of the June Brides and Phil Wilson, are intelligent, musically interesting and genuine. If that's not enough, they possess amazing foot stomping tunes. As has been mentioned, the set comes with extensive sleeve notes which is just as well, because if you search the net you will find depressingly little about the band. That's a crying shame, but it does make you feel slightly smug for discovering them.
This is proper, original indie music in all its glory, augmented by beautiful viola and trumpet. It's the sound of a tight band playing together in a room: no autotune here. Considering this is every song of both JB and PW, you'd expect some duffers, but there aren't any! That said, standouts have to be 'In The Rain', 'Every Conversation', 'The Instrumental', 'No Place Like Home' and 'Waiting For A Change' (gorgeous country lilt and rockabilly, with sublime lyrics to boot). If you're into the modern 'indie scene', check this album out - it destroys the vast majority of it (whatever indie now is). Check it out if you appreciate fine music and want to feel smug that the June Brides and Phil Wilson are on your ipod and hardly anybody elses; this is precious music that deserves to be heard.