Opening up with "Boston Square", a big, bold number, I challenge anybody to NOT want to clap and sing along to this one, it's simply bursting with a sense of happiness and sets the general tone for the album right from the very start.
"Everybody's Dancing And I Want To Die", despite it's name, is another fantastically catchy song. It's seemingly very nostalgic and even though lyrically it feels sad, it's sung with such defiant positivism, front man James Veck-Gilodi can't help but make you smile. Not only is he a top vocalist, but a brilliant story teller too. The trumpet/brass solo alone is worth listening for!
"Subterranean Bullshit Blues" has this massive soulful feel to it, powerful vocals backed by a guest appearance from Grace Barrett, the chorus bringing in this huge gospel style performance.
First official single "Mildred (Lost A Friend)" is a slab of melodic rock at it's very finest, while "Kings Road Ghosts" is ripe with the influences of artists such as Bruce Springsteen, quality song writing on display here.
The band have an equally good soft touch too, as proven in tracks like "Lights", "Night Drives" and "Saved", all beautifully written. Gilodi's story telling ever more prominent within in his brutally honest vocals, before final track "Caro Padre", featuring the London Youthful Gospel Choir wraps things up perfectly.
This isn't just a new album. Such is the level of emotion and honesty on display here within these 12 songs, you could easily assume that this was therapeutic, the end result of a band finding the right ways to release all of their thoughts and feelings that, words alone couldn't justify. It might sound cliche but, this album MEANS something, and the contents are THAT much better for it. They may have gotten a top 10 album...but this is just the start of a very bright future. Expect to hear A LOT more from Deaf Havana in the coming months. 
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