Its funny when your brain knows what to say but it doesn’t transfer to your mouth. Instead of just saying “Please, have my seat” to a pregnant lady on the tube, I said “Would you like to sit down?”. She didn’t say “Of course I would!” so the intention was recognised but it’s funny how in the moment the right words are not important. This has nothing to do with the American Authors by the way, one of the CD’s I borrowed from my kids to dip into. The plinky-plunky banjo-sound is a motif through a lot of the tracks, so if you have heard Best Day of My Life you will know what I mean. It’s a pretty upbeat album where a lot of the tracks feel a bit anthemic in a festival/live kind of way. Is it a keeper? Not sure yet.
Standout track : Heart of Stone – cool guitar riff.