Top positive review
Nice! Very listenable, no new ground, but great combinations of existing styles and some inventive lyrics.
on 31 January 2015
Heard tracks from this on 6 Music (which I have streaming most days when I am at home) and immediately ordered the album.
There are two sensibilities at work in this band (at least) and I think I like one ("Life's a Beach", "Skies over Cairo" ...) a bit more than the other - which is a bit less appealing ("Hail Bop") to me. But overall a great album and one I am glad I bought.
How to characterise it? think Electronica and harmony pop mixed up in equal measure, with tendencies towards Squeeze style chord changes and bridges.