on July 18, 2004
These Canadian fellas offer an earnest, bouncy mix of upbeat, slightly dorky, soft rock and Celtic-by-way-of-Newfoundland trad, sort of like the Pogues but without all the drunkenness and scary dental work. And, y'know what? It's not bad! There's sort of a relentless, Muppetlike cheerfulness about their debut record which can wear down even the most sniffy and grumpy of traditionalists. And it you're looking for some bright, lightweight pop, this could be a big winner for you. Worth giving a spin.
(PS - This is a reissue of a record originally released in 1993.)
on April 13, 2002
I bought this CD after owning Rant and Roar and Road Rage. I was also lucky enough to catch them live at The Bowery Ballroom in March 2002. This Cd captures their young energy mixed of course with their roots in tradition. This band draws the audience in with give and take singing. Everybody at the show, is in the show. They make everybody there wish they were from New Foundland!...