Released last summer, ‘Aim And Ignite’ is an incredibly solid, impressive debut. Evolved from members of Steel Train and The Format, this Brooklyn trio have created an album that declares a state of permanent summer. This is possibly the most upbeat, life-loving, sickeningly joyous album you will hear all year. Pitch-perfect vocals, tip-toeing one moment and soaring the next, spill over a canvas of tinkled piano keys, mighty string accompaniments, plinked guitars, mellow interludes and stomping good-time numbers. Think The Beach Boys propelled into the modern day. Just you try and keep that smile from your face – you’ll fail.
Things have happened this week. Important things, like Bring Me The Horizon releasing a new song and the supports being announced for the Rock Sound Christmas Ball. Some quite funny, incredibly unimportant stuff happened too. Like this lot.