I SAID GOODBYE: Fairweather: LP/CD

Steady as she goes melodic punk rock that is in the earlier Jimmy Eat World ballpark. That being said, the vocals definitely give notice of the band being from the U.K., ensuring a sound which spans the Atlantic Ocean. The production delivers a tight, almost slick output, with a strong musical presence over which one guitar embellishes the songs by intricately following the vocal melodies. It’s very much along the lines of later Samiam and works very well. This isn’t a rowdy record but it does have a few moments when songs really burst into life, with “Better Luck Next Time” and “Smokehouse” containing the most energy. Another decent release from Little Rocket Records. –Rich Cocksedge (Little Rocket, littlerocketrecords.co.uk)