The Bandits - Once Upon A Time (Centro Del Blanco)
UK release date: February 3 2003
Very much in the style of The Coral, The Bandits are the latest band from Merseyside to cause record company A & R men to fight for their signature.
Listening to this, their second single, it's not hard to see why they've generated so much excitement. Once Upon A Time is a Coral-like sea shanty, all strummed acoustics and lyrics about sailors. Bizarrely enough, it works perfectly. In My Way in contrast is a more energetic affair, with lead singer Jon Bandit sounding like a man on a mission.
After supporting the likes of The Vines and Oasis, The Bandits time is coming very shortly. Just surrender them to now.