Sound — 7
This band, although not having an entirely new sound that seems to be a mixture of Oasis, the kooks and Led Zepplin, they have a fresh and lively sound about them. They are ultimately british and define the meaning of being scotish really. No really pumping solos, but they've got some pretty neat guitar work up their sleeves.
Lyrics — 6
The lyrics aren't exactly startling with quite a lot of repetition, but there is an earnestness that is easy to relate to within them. No masterpieces on this front, although the lyrics aren't bad. their lead singer actually has a great voice once you get used to it that seems to suit the lyrics perfectly. At a few points they seem as if they're trying to be a bit Punky, and this tends to let them down as they don't suit that style of music at all, but still ok overall.
Overall Impression — 7
Overall, this is a decent album. There's a few songs that let it down, but this is made up by the popular chart hit Same Jeans, Street lights, and the awe inspiring Superstar tradesman (which in my opinion is the best song of 2007 so far). Not many good albums have been released in the last few months, but this one is a welcome bit of sunshine in the skies of new bands.