Since the turn of the century it's been a profitable time for the likes of Coldplay, Travis and Keane who have achieved a lot of success through their earnest rock balladry. Sensitive types such as these have naturally given other similarly-inclined artists to follow in their slipstream and - if record companies are prepared to snap them up - who can blame them? Such is the case with Cornwall's Thirteen Senses. 'The Invitation', their debut album, begins well with a clutch of guitar/piano anthems tailor-made for accompanying the credits to football programmes. The well-received single 'Thru The Glass' is the real tour de force thanks to its great surging chorus. Thereafter the songs are too similar sounding to really stand out in their own right; 'Do No Wrong' is definitely Coldplay-lite but at least 'Lead Us' and their latest single 'The Salt Wound Routine' have the tunes to match the ambitious, lush production. Thirteen Senses are a decent band and this is a decent start but for now they're too reminiscent of their contemporaries to carve out a real niche for themselves.