Champs in the Independent

Monday, 4th January 2010

Anyone remember Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance? This lot don't sound exactly like that but they do aspire to the same things, which is to reimagine rock as a foot-loose folk music big on soul, complete with poachers, swans, parakeets and bluebirds.You'll hear banjos, pedal-steel, strings and a wailing, granular voice that really means it, man. What marks it down as a bit special - other than the avian overkill - is the clear determination to keep eyes wide and the vibe relaxed. Pretty convincing.Nick Coleman

“there’s always been a sense of a tasteful restraint to the studio albums but unleashed on stage with their raspy vocals and heartland rock and soul, they’re like a power station on steroids.”


“This is a proper old school live album, makes you want to go to a gig”


“songs like This Is Not a Love Song and and Stay True which come at you one after the other; are destined to make ‘new fans’ wonder why these kids aren’t topping the bill at Glastonbury with their magic formula and bittersweet songs.”