8/10 Mike Staff review, 11 January 2012
The Doozer is an artist who has been on our radar for a while with some delightful limited run solo releases under his belt already, and his persistence has clearly paid off as he's now the first UK artist to have a record put out on the consistently interesting Woodsist label. Unlike his previous efforts, he's got a band on this record, which lifts his compositions from charming lo-fi to a confident pastoral psychedelic pop sound. His voice is always dead casual and unforced and the arrangements, with their understated drums and intermittent strings, are generally lush mid-paced affairs, with occasional sitar and tuba appearances to keep you guessing. There's almost a kind of shambly Kinks-esque feel to a lot of the songs, but mixed with the slacker '60s pop aesthetic that's so popular at the moment. Great to see this underrated British singer/songwriter getting a bit of momentum behind him.
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