This English band, in the tradition of Paul Weller/Blur/Oasis, etc. are back with a new single.  It’s a catchy song on the whole – but it’s empty in many ways:  too many things going on – the very boisterous vocals – in which Andy Crofts (the lead singer) is singing to be heard, the horn section, the guitars; it could use a different style of mixing but it does have something.  Really, I was waiting for a payoff that just didn’t come.

There’s a lot of potential with this song if given the right treatment.  I will say that while I wasn’t knocked out by this single, I am curious to hear the new album, Mindwaves, when it comes out in July.

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Rob Ross

Rob Ross has been, for good, bad or indifferent, involved in the music industry for over 30 years - first as guitarist/singer/songwriter with The Punch Line, then as freelance journalist, producer and manager to working for independent and major record labels. He resides in Staten Island, New York with his wife and cats; he works out a lot, reads voraciously, loves Big Star and his orange Gretsch. Doesn't that make him neat?

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