After one of the most grinding and horrendous winters in recent memory it’s a relief to finally see the sun, but making it even more of a joy is the amount of true summer records being released. This album is definitely one to stick in that pile.
Shot through with glorious Beach Boys-esque harmonies and the psych tinge of the Super Furry Animals, the veteran indie popsters, led by brothers Alex and Thomas White, have made a fine album.
Summertime In My Heart is the highlight, almost veering into saccharine territory until a masterful middle eight sends the chorus soaring. This is one for barbecues, parks, country walks, beer gardens and Belle and Sebastian fans. ESP are becoming masters of their craft.