One can expect quirkiness if a band proclaim a love for The Wedding Present and Pavement and that feeling is only strengthened when you learn that Pilots Of Japan's first album was recorded in a bathroom, a school and a watchmaker's factory. No surprise then that this group take the off-kilter approach to songwriting. It's all there in the driving bass melody of 'Stay In Bed' which is perhaps their own slacker anthem. Meanwhile, the twinkly cartoon rock of 'Fred Astaire' and 'Welcome To Breezewood' show off an attractive youthful viguor. A brief lull in the second half of the record is soon recovered by two really quite lovely songs. Both 'A Song That Reversed Time' and 'I Won't Show' are delicately chiming indie classics and - with David's vocals aided by a welcome degree of vulnerability - clealry the more mature side to their songwriting is well worth pursuing. Overall this is an idiosyncratic and fun debut which bodes well for future releases.