on 8 September 2007
Building upon the strong foundations of his excellent debut album 'Miscellaneous Heathen', Hoskinson moves on to another level in term of his songwriting craft and performance. Not afraid to wear his influences on his sleeve (Beatles, Crowded House,Zombies etc)he is mastering the art of instantly 'catchy' melodic, pop tinged songs. Standout track tracks include the Jellyfish esque "Miss rejection", the Phil Spector influenced "Just think it over", the jaunty "Only one by your side" and the (?down the pub) singlalong album closer "We can never be friends". Pancho Fantatastic has 13 gems which will appeal to fans of Neil Finn/Crowded House and those appreciative of the "powerpop" genre.
on 25 September 2007
Whilst Mr Hoskinsons previous album 'Miscellaneous Heathen' remains an undiscovered delight this second album should hopefully see him making some headway. Its tougher than the first album, more confident and all the better for it. Beautiful songs with a nod to power pop and everyone from the zombies to squeeze. The musicianship is excellant throughout with pristine production that allows the songs to breathe. Anyone who loves the music of the posies, jellyfish etc shoulkd buy this album and if you don't like it I suggest you consult a doctor, ha ha.