Punchy, catchy, fresh, young and exciting - Cajun Dance Party have it all. There's just one problem. They sound just like Kooks, but going in a slightly different direction instrumentally. Is this a bad thing? That will be up to personal preference.
Amylase is definitely hit material, mainly among the younger, new music fans who are responsible for stamping on the heads of Westlife and their contemporaries to make way for crazy teens with guitars and curly hair.
Cinematic strings, jagged riffs, a mountainous melody, a nice bit of harmony - the ingredients are all in the bowl, helped by a pinch of production magic from ex-Suede quiet man Bernard Butler.
B-side Fill The Cups is an interesting ditty, veering towards a Pete Doherty copycat, but with much better ideas and capability. It ducks and dives through styles, with multi-vocals, a twinkling piano and an interesting waltzy tempo.
CDP will not bring the world to a stand still, but they are another welcome addition to a line-up of fresh-faced and talented musicians forming great, new bands.