The Sheffield duo’s third album finds them edging closer towards mainstream success after five years of relative anonymity.
A couple of songs apart, it finds the pair eschewing the indie folk of their earlier years, with a shift into the jazzy pop swing favoured by Caro Emerald, Paloma Faith, Imelda May et al.
Generally it works, with slinky opener Tears of Joy and the outstanding The Pieces standing out in particular. It can all sound a bit samey and lacks personality at times – Not Mine to Love and Suffering You, Suffering Me could be Texas or The Noisettes – but it’s a good record and should bring them the chart success they crave.
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By Andrew Greenhalgh