MORE KICKS: Self-titled: LP

Right, let’s not beat around the bush here but any band that—across the course of an album—can make me think of Squeeze, and to a lesser extent Stiff Little Fingers, through the medium of power pop, is going to find its way into my heart. Well done, More Kicks for achieving that and for an album of smooth tunes that get my synapses firing as my brain is drenched with more catchy goodness than I expected at the outset. More Kicks does rely heavily on melody and has a production which allows the songs to have a warming 1960s quality to them. –Rich Cocksedge (Wanda, [email protected], / Dirt Cult, / Beluga, [email protected], / Adrenalin Fix, / Snapville, [email protected])