Gum are a relatively new Scottish band based around the core duo of songwriter/producer Raymond Weir and singer Leigh Myles. With three other band members they offer a pleasant collection of songs which are easy on the ear without ever appearing to take flight in to more exciting territory. Attempts are made to modernise their sound with regular detours into electronic trickery but most of the effort seems to be based around the frontwoman; in fact the cover art is dominated by the admittedly photogenic Myles. After a low-key but FM-friendly beginning, things pick up with a remix of 'Asleep At The Wheel' and this signals a better run of form for Gum as 'Falling Through Cracks' (featuring clever use of backing vocals) and then the achingly good 'Low-Flying Kites' show that when this band get it right, they have the tools to rival The Cardigans' recent output. Yet there's still that sense they should take more risks if they're going to carve out a more prolonged career for themselves.