'Kittyhawk'the debut album from Bristol based Santa Dog should be listened to on a daily basis by everyone who can appreciate, elegant, precisely honed and crafted music. It's an album packed with the very finest indie-pop-rock gems. Opening track the single 'Big Bang' has everything you look for in a great song,whistleable hooks, a tight as you like rhythm section, fantastic, shimmering guitar work of which the likes of Marr and McGuinn would be proud,a fully realised lyrical conceit and concept and Rowena Dugdale's warm, alluring and quintessentially English vocals. The rest of the album lives up to the high and exacting standard set by this opener. Unusually for an album which is unashameddly 'indie' it never strays into one pacedness or veers into the territory of the twee. Whilst superficially 'Kittyhawk' appears bright and breezy, sparkling with a lapidiary gleam, lyrically there is an intelligence and articulacy at work which sometimes borders on the dark and sinister. This album could well become one of my favourites of all time and I intend it to be the one I give all my friends for their birthday and Christmas presents. Utter gorgeousness from start to finish.