In an effort to gain more respect, a major pitfall which young bands can fall into is to sound too mature for their tender years. It can work the other way, of course, with groups who immerse themselves in childish whimsy. The Rails are in danger of falling into the latter category; choosing to celebrate their formative years on a record where fashion and seriousness is replaced with a joie de vivre and a knack for melody.
'Everyone's Son' and 'I'm In Love With Misery' demonstrate a youthful love for radio rock and new wave that is quite endearing. 'Mother, Games And School' takes another journey back to a more innocent time (the irony being that main vocalist Jeremy Willets was taught guitar at school by bandmate Drew Doman) whilst the title track is carried afloat by a sense of yearning. Granted, on some of the more simplistic songs, like 'Tonight', they are indie music's answer to McFly but tracks such as the intense 'Sad Bastard' and cautionary 'Waste Your Time' reveal an intensity beneath the occasional cuteness.