i-D Magazine

Unarguably retro and unarguably brilliant, the Newcastle-born, Nottingham-based Armstrong delivers three minutes of perfect Tin Pan Alley pop. Tuning in to all the best pre-Beatles reference points that Brit Pop glibly passed over (Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent and Chuck Berry), Armstrong delivers a debut so utterly 'uncool' and out of time, it makes for an instant, timeless classic.