Jointpop Exile, Baby

That this is a tepid record is evident from the title track the band decided to kick off the album with. Lacking in creative movement the song, like most others on the album, seems to go nowhere and could use the push of a gifted producer. Settling for a mediocre indie rock ethos this Trinidadian quartet experiment with Soundgarden meets Sublime arrangements that are often undermined by weak vocal performances. When the band does find their feet though, like in "La Belle Rossette," they are able to fuse Trinidadian deejay phrasing with hints of calypso and dancehall rock. More of this on the follow-up will ensure a solid release. (Kisskidee)