If I didn't know any better I would've sworn The Vessels were from Glasgow, rather than Surrey. This breezy Teenage Fanclub type pop can be deceiving sometimes. It's not totally Teenage Fanclub, but I'm guessing both bands own similar record collections. And Travis. And maybe even Astrid. Etc.
The Vessels owe a definite nod to the '60s yet remain sounding very fresh at the same time, perfect ear candy for the hot summer days. While they sometimes tread into uber-twee territory of predictable bluesy things like _'Hey Hey Hey'_ (I do not dig that title, no I do not), there is the whimsical pop of 'Hang On To Your Love' and 'Is My Heart (Going Out)' - both hit singles without doubt. 'Autumn Sounds/See You Home Straight' makes an incredible double A-side single and both tracks are on the album, the latter being my preferred choice with its lazy beat and harmonies.
Such a great album for a band who've sprung on the scene without much warning. Currently one of the UK's best-kept secrets, but for how long?