By The Vessels (London)
It always strikes me as funny as some bands find fame, fortune and celebrity girlfriend's easy to come by whilst others who provide music in a similar style and of equally, maybe greater, quality are only given recognition in the pages of magazines who employ journalists who actually know what they're on about rather than coke heads who want to look and sound cool, but invariably just sound like cocks.
"Don't Waste Your Time" has been championed by both Mark and Lard at Radio 1 and Pete and Geoff at Virgin and is a gently crafted 3 minute piece of pop. Whether the record buying public will sit up and take notice is debatable. It has a slight alt. country twang emanating from the guitars and sugar sweet falsetto harmonies riding the wave of a poptastic guitar hook. It's reminiscent of The Wondermints and The Flaming Lips and is a perfect summer song for rolling in the grass with a lover.
"Innocence don't make a difference" and "There's a little girl" back the disc strongly, the distinctive vocals do give te tracks a similarity, which can be a good or bad thing dependent upon how you look at things. Simmering, infectious pop that you'll only remember the words to when you find yourself singing them as you stroll through a cool breeze.