…’Ten Songs’ also evokes a range of feelings, often tinged with sadness but written with a light comic touch. This is the case whether it be straight love songs in the first person like ‘Since You Fell Off My Axis’, or light hearted stories and detailed observations as on ‘She Looked Like A Henry Moore’. These variations in style are also reflected in the instrumentation, which can be suitably delicate when the band reach their most tender, or full of life as on boozy rock number ‘The Lies’.
Yet what’s constant about the record is quality control, as the band channel vintage indie rock influences through these highly individual and fascinating songs. After all, as the band themselves insist, “The song is always the most important thing.”