A party you don't forget!,
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This is an album that grabs you instantly, with its vibrant energy and slick skill. Hard to define the style... It's like Madness and Ennio Morricone held a party and Elton John gatecrashed and everyone got deliciously drunk and had a kick-ass time. Or something. I don't know. I just like the variety of it, with Matthew Sellors super-talented vocals at ease in reggae or deep ballad, and I dare you to pick a favourite.
Yes Sir Boss admitted drafting in a couple more horns for the album, but I can assure you that Tom First and Jehan Abdel-Malak are more than capable of sustaining a wind section live that will blow your socks off. You could listen to this album just for Tom's trumpet.
I love what Josh Stopford brings to the album, with the incredible My My, a haunting song that Matthew shows off perfectly, and the subtle use of the ukulele on a couple of tracks that lends great depth and character.
This is a collection of songs that you makes you find yourself humming randomly later, wanting to dance at awkward moments. I guess that means it wins.
Thank you, Yes Sir Boss, for a class album.