It would be too easy to accuse Midlake of borrowing wholesale from Grandaddy. Reedy vocals, oddball story-based songs, unidentifiable sounds and that same approach to melody that could only originate from warped minds. They get away with being mere copycats by virtue of their songwriting. Recent single 'Kingfish Pies' is a prime example, a keening vocal, some deliciously aching guitar chords and even flutes to add a layer of folk whimsy. The wonderfully warm 'Some Of Them Were Superstitions' is punctuated by what sounds like underwater horns before exploding into a pastoral ballad and the fevered percussion on 'He Tried To Escape' has its roots in the oscillator noises of The Silver Apples. Slightly contrived but, nevertheless, endearing fun.