Imagine an emo Mornington Crescent and then... come back! No,
really it's good. Honestly.
Art-punk energy and mockney vocals from frontman James Snider make it
clear why they're turning heads, although there's a little bit of an air of
commuter-belt kids playing in the gutter about them they come from a small
village in Guildford, opened their local town's Radio 2-friendly excuse for
a festival in 2004, met at the Academy of Contemporary Music and are already
BBC backing track favourites, so one has to assume that there's no excuse at
all for an accent that's trying to recall Jake Shillingford auditioning for
a remake of Oliver Twist. And yet, despite the odds, somehow it all works.
I'm Not Used To You is a catchy, vibrant singalong, and Fed Up is much the
same, but in a more-of-this-is-fine way rather than sounding too repetitive.
They can even be forgiven for releasing this as a 'double A-side' (no
it's not, lads, it's a CD with one track in front of the other) as both
songs will sound equally fab when they're pumping out of the radio.