Until now most famous for the fact that old drummer and good friend Stuart Braithwaite left to start Mogwai, Glasgow's most under-rated band are here with the goods to claim their crowns. Sure, they can master the slinky genre bending instrumental, but they are also adept at the dual vocal math-pop rock that has won them all that airplay and all those adoring fans. This record sounds less-straightforward and more inventive with each listen but you'll never forget the first time that the catchy opening wriggle of 'Goodbye To Victories' sucks you in. Colin Kearney contributes the finger-mashing heavy string riffage whilst Chris Mack brings in the frail heart-rending voice that spills over into his solo work as The James Orr Complex.
Recorded by Andy Miller at Chem 19 Studios.
1000 copies on CD.