It has to be said, the UK has produced more than enough angst-filled singer songwriters; particularly over the last few years when the next Coldplay clone is only a wring of the hands away. Spare a thought for Craig Johnston then, who has the onerous task of bringing something new to the scene. Thankfully he succeeds.
The lead-off track to 'Wherever I Fall' is superb. Johnston's vocal is a model of perfection with just the right level of yearning on show. Some subtle strings and rambling guitar bolster the melody still further but it's Johnston's own voice which is powerful enough to carry the song on its own. Unsurprisingly, the other tracks aren't quite up to this high standard. Nevertheless 'Two Worlds' has a lightness of touch and 'Slide' is what The Sundays would have sounded like if they had employed a male singer. The EP ends with 'Why', where The Revolvers try their hand at mixing up folk with electronic effects. This sums Johnston up as he is an interesting artist; one who seems influenced by the sounds of earnest 1980's pop but with enough ideas to make him sound fresh for the modern age.