This is a very short release, two tracks in total. The first is the title track, clocking at nearly five minutes, it has room to meander without losing direction. The band has an ability to play with time signatures and pull off melodies and rhythm’s that, while complex, are catchy and easy to groove with. These Englishmen have always had a vibrant and lively sound. Even as some lyrics lean towards a more sincere introspection and reflection, they’re delivered with energy and finesse.
There is one bittersweet reality that has to be swallowed with this release. These are the last recordings to have Stuart Smith on Vocals. If this is your first exposure to this band, you’ll need to check out some older material if you’d like to hear more. I’d recommend their self-titled (a compilation of older EP/split/otherwise unreleased material) before their full-length, Animals.
This band’s got soul.