Earworm Records are a small but perfectly formed London-based record label who specialise in electronica and lo-fi pop. That many of the artists on their compilations have signed up with bigger labels (Gnac, Fridge, Magnétophone) is testament to the strength of their roster. Beginning not over-impressively with the electro-drone rock of Echoboy and Left Hand things get more exciting as the album runs its course. Much better are the diversions into the skewed melodies of Apples In Stereo, The Minders, The Gerbils and Southall Riot who are just as influenced by 60s psychedelia as they are electronica. The Green Pajamas bizarrely appear to be a throwback to the Travelling Wilburys with their homage to the recently deceased singer on 'Missing Miss. MacColl'. There's dreamy laments in the form of Screen Prints and Love Machine, experimentalism from Kimonophobic and The Slowes, not to mention some warped updating of country music played by Cul De Sac and Lenola. A pick of the bunch is hard to choose but Epic 45 live up to their name with the breezy, invigorating electronica of 'The Motorway Journey Of Hope'. It's quite frightening to think what these artists could achieve with a bigger budget.