Skyline are Jeremy Thoms and Andy Walker; a duo that have attempted to re-create the same kind of uptempo, melodic pop rock which Roddy Frame specialised in some 15 years previously. The key success factor is obviously the tunes and the plucky Scots manage to deliver these on nearly all counts. Both Thoms and Walker are equipped with the larynxes which speak of romantic longing and on songs as sweet as 'A Shadow Of Our Former Selves' they approach the magnificence of The Beach Boys' harmonic glory. Skyline are signed to Paul Haig's Rhythm Of Life Records although you'd scarcely notice given the lack of spiky, angular guitar work for which Haig's former group, Josef K, were renown for. 'Affairs Of The Heart' is a largely unambitious collection but its honesty, warmth and signs of songwriting ability promises an enjoyable 50 minutes of escapism.