Much like Bossanova's 'Hey, Sugar' album from 2006, The Black Watch celebrate the idea of fuzzed-up guitar pop. Much of it - especially the opening title track - is splendid. Frontman John Andrew Fredrick possesses an avuncular warmth whilst his cohorts provide a dense wall of noise. Furthermore, 'Williamsburg' comes on like the slightly frazzled version of Ash's 'Angel Interceptor'. The second half slows the pace down with a relatively stripped-back approach but 'Covers The Bummers' and 'The Lost Colony Of Roanoake' burn with a satisfying downbeat quality whilst 'Her Jet Black Hair' glistens in doleful splendour. All told, an impressive display throughout.