The Crayon Set's long awaited debut album is a little gem of an album featuring uplifting quirky indie pop songs composed to bring rays of pop sunshine into your life.
You'll hear a fine array of instruments among the 13 tracks including oboe, harmonica, piano, fluke, banjo, melodica, cavaquinho [small guitar], as well as the usual drums, guitars and interchanging female and male lead vocals. Vocally it's a really good album with backing vocals becoming very infectious throughout.
Songs that stand-out include radio friendly single 'No 1 Fan', the catchy 'Drifting Closer to the Sun', the excellent album closer 'Eurodisco' with my favourite being this wonderful track 'Wonderland'.
With 13 tracks there are a few blips in quality and there's a number of tracks which sound very similar to each other but that in my book is not a major issue. In a music world where perfection is demanded this could prevent the band from progressing from the smaller stages to bigger venues and larger audiences. I however wholly endorse The Crayon Set's debut album for you to check out.
The Crayon Set - Self-titled [11 out of 12]
*** Album is due to become available soon in 2013, when I have details of the launch and where to buy the album I'll post it up on the blog then ***