Ranked #42 in Q's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2007" -- "[With] a burning social conscience..."
2.Away From Here
5.We'll Live and Die In These Towns
6.You're Not Alone
7.It's Not Ok
9.40 Days and 40 Nights
11.Happy Birthday Jane
13.Fear Killed the Youth of Our Nation
The Enemy: Tom Clarke (guitar); Andy Hopkins (bass guitar, background vocals); Liam Watts (drums).
Audio Mixer: John Poole .
This powerful 2007 release (the band's debut) was an immediate hit in the U.K., and later all over Europe, based largely on the anthemic first single, "Away from Here." Three other wall-pounding singles followed, capitalizing on the band's penchant for catchy, stirring numbers that owe much to the early Jam, right down to the melodic bass lines, Tom Clarke's Paul Weller-esque vocals, and a running theme of urban alienation and the need to break free.