When people mention Sheffield bands, people will automatically think of Pulp and the Human League, but not for much longer. New boys Hoggboy, despite their rather silly name (chosen by front man Tom Hogg) have created an album of startling quality, and without a single filler or dud track!
The album is full of gems, although stand out tracks for me have to be 'Gonna Take Me A While' which has a stunningly good guitar riff, the vitriolic 'Death of A Friend', with blurted chorus "I'll take your love / You can spend my money". Former single, and undoubtably a radio friendly track, 'So Young' is catchy and will have alternative clubs accross the country jumping about.
The album cools it's heals towards the end with '1:10' and 'Mile High Club', the later of which is reminescant of former Sheffield indie boys 'Longpigs' track 'Over Our Bodies'.