Levy is the product of singer/songwriter James Levy and his three bandmates. Despite being based in New York their musical vision is more in keeping with the British indie pop scene. Levy's vocals are doleful and fey; almost a throwback to the likes of Donovan or Ray Davies, particularly so on the eccentric 'Matthew'. 'Rector Street' is the big romantic ballad but it's 'On The Dance Floor' which cries out "hit" for its exultant chorus and a riff which is strongly reminiscent of Coldplay's 'Yellow'. As an album it's rather incomplete with some of the later songs barely distinguishable from C86-style indie but Levy recovers himself by the end of the album; saving his best vocal performance for last on 'Sunday School'. There's nothing particularly new about Levy but on half of the songs here they reach a high standard of modern, symphonic pop.