This is a tremendous debut for the three piece all-girl group, The Like. The trio have released three previous EPs, beginning when they first got together in 2001 (the parents of the then 15 and 15 year-old met at a party and it went from there.). The Like is vocalist/guitarist Z Berg, bassist Charlotte Froom and drummer Tennessee Thomas.
I'm not sure how to describe this but it I guess you can just sum it up as real good. The band shifts from radio-fare-ish to resonating guitars in a blink of an eye. The opener "June Gloom" is my favourite. It has a chugging rhythm and a soothing vocal which breaks down into a jangly chorus. My second favourite is "What I Say and What I Mean", a fast break down the court with a strong chorus.
"You Bring Me Down" cuts the pace back a bit, but is equally as memorable. "Under The Paving Stones", with its "London Calling" guitars make it a real standout. Same with "Too Late". And "The One". In fact, each cut builds on the next. It just continues until the end of the record. There really isn't a bad cut on here.
The girls have a real knack for writing real hooky songs and the omnipresent bass line really adds to the sound. Excellent vocals and memorable songs. You'll be hearing big things about these girls in the years ahead.