THE BOY LEAST LIKELY TO (London Lexington, 24/04/17)
It cannot be denied that "The Boy Least Likely To" experience is a fundamentally twee one. There's glockenspiels and guiros, and multi-coloured balloons, and irrepressibly upbeat melodies that wouldn't seem out of place in a "Mr Tumble" feature. But whilst many bands of that ilk ultimately become cloying, these guys have retained their charm over years thanks to their low-key cynicism, excellent musicianship and an awareness that gimmickry is no substitute for a good tune. Lovely stuff.