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The Meltdown have brewed up a concoction of songs which defy genre boundaries by blending in elements from jazz, blues, southern soul, roots, gospel and just a pinch of country.

With so many elements playing a part in these songs it was crucial that they had one binding force, which comes in the form of Simon Burke’s outstanding soothing vocals.

Throughout the record The Meltdown tell soulful stories that could easily have come from by-gone decades.

Each and every song here is incredibly well done so it’s hard to pick any standouts but if I was pressed I would recommend checking out Don’t Hesitate and How Funny Is Another Man’s Pain.

★★★1/2