NOT TONIGHT AND THE HEADACHES: If You Were Real You’d Do Your Own Stunts: CD

More pop punk from this U.K. band residing in the unfashionable outpost of Grimsby. Whereas the band’s debut album was an effervescent collection of songs, this sophomore release reins in some of that vibrancy in favor of a slightly more measured approach. It frequently reminds me of Bracket and Bum, with the latter comparison coming as no surprise given that a couple of members of that group help out on one track here. The combination of upbeat and mid-tempo songs works well, creating an enjoyable listen. 

 –Rich Cocksedge (Boss Tuneage, bosstuneage.com)