on 2 April 2012
Rock music like they used to make it!! If you can imagine an Oasis/Doves/Manics hybrid with, at times a touch of Neil Young's guitaring, then look no further. A cracking bunch of lads from Stoke who know how to rock. You will find yourself humming these tunes for weeks to come and Ryan's lyrics are spot on. And what's wrong with sounding a bit like Oasis? Ignore the pointless NME review. They deserve every success with this long awaiting debut album. Stadium filling indie-rock with a great live act. Outstanding tracks: Arcane, Welcome Home and The Horizon.
on 17 October 2012
I bought this after stumbling across them in a gig listing and watching a couple of YouTube videos, Welcome Home is a brilliant album, drums, guitars and soaring vocals make this a great listen and there's some seriously good musicianship going on. The opening few tracks set the scene brilliantly, smart lyrics and great choruses lead the way and continue throughout, the title track being one of the many highlights. Recommended for fans of decent honest music with a northern twist.
on 9 July 2012
Bought the album as I knew I was going to see them the following week. Ignore the doubters, they are unique and original, yet draw from the past in a good way. OK, there's a Cure guitar part in there somewhere, the sound of Shed Seven and Oasis echo around there too, yet who would say that these are bad influences. A set of great songs, not a bad one among them and live they are even stronger. I saw them play at Plug in Sheffield to a much smaller crowd than they deserve. I hope that ultimately they get the recognition and respect that they are due.
on 7 April 2012
Having enjoyed the free live album so much, I thought I would buy the studio release to compare - credit where it's due. Though the tunes are all still great, they really seem to lose some of the depth and sharpness/hard edge of the live album. Maybe that is to be expected but I was a little disappointed. Problem is (IMHO) the production of the live album is so good, it was difficult to follow. In fact I am listening to it as I write this review! Still, fantastic band and I hope there is plenty more to follow.
on 19 April 2012
I saw the video for The Horizon and decided to take a punt on this album. I'm so glad I did, the music is catchy, uplifting and classic indie rock/pop. No a bad song amongst the lot, my faves are Welcome Home, Arcane and Chase. Fabulous.
on 4 December 2012
this is the best album i have heard for ages, full of passion,heart felt lyrics and vocally easy on the ear,music is crisp, well played and well produced.cant stop playing it!!!!!