I'm from Italy and i know and love Pugwash since the time of the first record, "Almond Tea". I think they are the best pop band in the world of last 15 years. Why are not they so popular? I think it's a matter of their image unfortunately (Thomas Walsh is not Damon Albarn for example and he's not very thin and we know how is important the image in pop music) and maybe some may consider their music too vintage.
Whatever they've done is wonderful (Duckworth Lewis Method album, too) and their last LP, "The Olympus Sound" is maybe their supreme masterpiece (but other album too).
What to say, if you like Beatles, Kinks, Beach Boys (from Pet Sounds onwards), ELO, XTC sounds and etc, well they'll be your
YEAH THE SAVIORS OF POP!
Long live to Thomas Walsh.