Latter-day Jam, when they were soul merchants, and Arctic Monkeys are two clear touchpoints for the band. Not least because Alex Turner set free the idea that northerners can embrace their northern-ness – even more than Jarvis Cocker did. [...] Clashes between the frivolous instruments yet earnest message was once labelled as ‘Trojan music’, because aside from the prevailing wackiness, they have their grievances to trumpet. [...] They can do the seriously silly, yes — the album in parts is akin to a giant pair of jazz hands — but equally they can do the seriously pretty.
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