A collection full of life from a band that evidently loves what they do. Those who predicted that Cornershop would be a one-hit wonder once Brimful of Asha bid a tearful farewell to the charts had a technical point – after all, they've never had so much as a British top 20 single since that 1998 number one. But they missed a more pressing point too: Cornershop were always in it for the long haul. This is their eighth album.
Anyway, they were never really suited to having hits. As they understood better than anyone, perhaps, Brimful of Asha's success was more a result of its Norman Cook remix than a sudden yen for the idiosyncratic sound of Indian-indie, and since then Tjinder Singh and Ben Ayres have ploughed a jaunty, but musically questing furrow. If Cornershop and the Double 'O' Groove Of, their collaboration with Preston laundry worker Bubbley Kaur, was surely the happiest album of 2011, there's no shortage of substance here.