Listen up. There's a storm brewing over the dividing line between the East and West Midlands known as Coventry, only this time it's not the sound of engines roaring towards the M69 on a mission to escape the endlessly barren streets that once paved the way for Lady Godiva's daring escapades. Or at least there will be if the rest of The Senses' output manages to live up to the three tracks on offer here.
Whilst some of the influences prevalent throughout are what you'd expect to hear from any aspiring young band (Stone Roses, Primals, Byrds, Beatles), there are also one or two moments that suggest less obvious artists such as Felt and the Go-Betweens may have wrestled their way onto Ronan O'Connor and co.'s CD player of late.
Take the atmospheric 'Losing My Way' for example. First impressions seem to draw inevitable comparisons with The Byrds' 'Bells Of Rhymney' before some of the most intrinsic vocal harmonising this side of 'Scarborough Fair' ensure it's status as a worthy successor to BRMC's 'In Like The Rose' is secured.
Similarly with 'On My Soul', the music drifts between mid-eighties Creation territory and classic Roses with an adept nonchalence that many bands of an older stature spend years trying to achieve.
And there you have it. The Senses - definitely ones to watch out for.
7Dom Gourlay's Score