Perhaps cursed by having a brother in Radiohead, Andy Yorke's The Unbelievable Truth never seemed to get the recognition they deserved. A fine debut of sincere, heartfelt songs seemed to get lost in the more fashionable sounds of the late-1990s and soon after a promising career ended. Painting By Numbers don't appear to feature band members with famous siblings but they certainly ply a similar trade in earnest (but never over-earnest), yearning songs which see a return to that almost old-fashioned kind of songwriting. Led by the warm vocals of Ronan McCann, there may be only be five songs here but there's not even an average one amongst them. Whether it's hypnotic, spiralling guitar figures ('Race To Last'), pleasant harmonies ('I Know') or yearning balladry ('Letters & Numbers') that are required, McCann and co. never stray from their quest for carefully crafted melodies. So however out of time they may seem, the public certainly deserve to hear more from this fine Cork outfit.