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Released: 24.7.15

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Jeff’s postcards are more like short films, embracing small town suburban life, the nitty and the gritty, the timeless beauty of hopeless pursuits. Trying to pin down the band’s sound is just as hopeless. Dream pop, 80’s electronica, even countrified Americana on Wide Eyed Wonder. Ultimately though, it’s a cinematic masterpiece committed to vinyl. Songs are heart-warming reassuring blasts from the past after just one listen, and although driving force, Joss Worthington’s voice is limited – occasionally coming across like a less tuneful Mancunian Tom Petty – it somehow just works, especially when the lyrics are as perfect as they are on A House, “We dance in the parking lot, forget about the friends that pissed you off”.

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