on 18 February 2011
Fantastic lyrics, often crushing as Owens laments lost loves and shares his angst in its many forms. Beautiful vocals, addictive melodies and dreamy instrumentals (replete with horns, pedal steel and whining hammond) all blend beautifully together. While often melancholic, in no way is this a depressing album. The faster-paced track 4, "Alright", provides a well timed change of tempo without dispensing with the horns that are seemingly omnipresent in this EP. The final track, Carolina, transforms an eerie, almost psychedelic, start into a toe-tapping guitar riff-infused finale. There is a nod to Elvis Costello in a couple of tracks but these guys definitely bring their own sound and style which blends rock n rock, 60s pop with beautifully lyrical country ballads. I would like to respond to the "thank you for listening" on the back of their CD sleeve with a "thanks for creating such creamy tunes that are a delight to listen to".