I have bought so many "2nd albums" from bands over the years, which have been disappointing. Bands obviously put so much effort into their first album with all the songs that got them noticed in the first place and songs with which they may have toured for 2-3 years. And Kassidy's first album, Hope St, is one of my favourite albums of the past few years so I was hoping that this would not be a disappointment. And I'm pleased to say it wasn't.
It might not be as instant as the first album, but the same driving guitar sound continues throughout the album, and there are some great tunes, with some distinctive sing-a-long choruses. If you like the first album, you'll love this. If you haven't heard Kassidy before, I'd probably still suggest Hope St because it will draw you in on first listen. And folks, if you have never seen them live, you need to put that right. They still do small venues - saw them recently in a pub in Islington and they were brilliant - as well as festivals (Rockness in June 2012). I guarantee you will enjoy their energy on stage and the create a great live atmosphere