Not being familiar with either Pete or his pirates this LP has been a pleasant surprise. The opening couple of tunes are pleasant enough Britpop-sounding slowies, but with track 3 the whole thing takes off into much more pleasant and interesting pastures, so I advise old-school listeners to stick with it. Definite reminders of the Buzzcocks in some of the themes and riffage, and also hints of Pulp with disco synths and rhythms. The keening vocals also recall Clearlake. As a whole, recommended for skinny youths in skinny trousers who like a bit of Elizabeth Smart, and also for their parents who won't be frightened by the intelligent guitar-based pop.