Like a more jovial version of Hood, with the Teutonic tunefulness of Tarwater and the Notwist, Cody are a mixture of some of today's more talented, cerebral music makers. Granted, opening track 'Uplift' smacks of a student covers band learning their trade but at least their aim is well intended. Their good intentions serve them better on 'Share And Enjoy'; all melancholic guitars and wounded vocals. The moving keyboard flourishes that embellish 'Bolero And Cipher', 'Evening Falls' and 'A Single Thread' have a distinctly European flavour - the latter's glorious extended coda is delightful. For all the good work though, Cody fall slightly short of the quality of their peers probably because they sound much too like their peers; not quite establishing their own identity. For now they are highly promising pretenders.