All Over This Town is a re-release of Brighton quartet The Upper Room's debut single. Originally hitting the shelves way back last summer, it failed to make much of an impression, seemingly getting lost in the tidal wave of indie bands that emerged on to the mainstream that year.
Which is why it's back with a vengeance in September 2005. Their record label, Sony, are refusing to accept defeat and are giving them a renewed push. And very rightfully so - in a world where melodic rock shifts units and puts bums on seats, it would be somewhat unjust if this band didn't have their time in the limelight.
There's no doubting its derivative nature, however, with front man Alex Miller's distinctly British vocal delivery evoking comparisons to Morrissey and Jarvis Cocker, and its widescreen chorus and decidedly pensive feel ("I'm hearing violence in my head, in my bed, because it's all over this town" - a feel good summer anthem this is not) recalling almost every post-Coldplay soft rock band, but this should be catchy and memorable enough to ensure some long overdue success.