For all those Suede fans who found Brett Anderson just a tad too irritating to be considered great, solace could well be found in the shape of Ireland's JJ72. As debut albums go this is likely to sound impressive in a few years time unlike so many first efforts where bands tend to treat their early dabblings into music with mild embarrassment. As songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Mark Greaney deserves the most credit out of this young trio particularly for his fine set of pipes which are stretched to full effect on rock gems such as the soaring 'October Swimmer', 'Oxygen' and 'Surrender' only sounding overwrought and self-conscious on 'Broken Down'. The tone is uplifting at times thanks mainly to Greaney's passionate vocal stylings whilst the rhythm section provide intense miserablism that recalls Placebo and Joy Division in equal measure. Generally though, JJ72 will achieve great things if they can maintain the high standard set on this eponymous long player.