It is not difficult to work out the influences which inform the first album from Dan Auty AKA Kanji School. The songs on display possess that familiar slacker attitude to songwriting that Beck employed at the beginning of his career. Experimentalism and melody are the key elements with character-based sketches ranging from the humour of 'Jesus Is Coming (Look Busy)' and 'Where's My Remote Control?' to the considerably darker undertones of 'A Nice Man'; a tale of a former serial killer released on to a community, where a worried mother tells her child of a dark past. Taken purely as songs though, the infectious grunge of 'Hairpie Slick', the seductive groove of 'Camisole' and the glam stylings of 'All The Aussie Temps Are Getting Out' impress the most. There's a lot to suggest that Auty could be the next Experimental Pop Band if he continues to improve.