The more robust end of the equation - including the excellent title track - betrays the hardly unusual influence of Alex Chilton and Big Star, while more fey material like The Toothbrush Song makes the BMX Bandits sound like the Bad Seeds.
There is a lovely breathy quality to Kerr's voice and he sounds, thankfully, nothing like Max Bygraves. Glasgow's Ally Kerr is a bit of an undiscovered gem unless you are in Japan, where he is huge.
It reminds of Simon and Garfunkel in parts. One of Scotland's best-kept secrets offers another magical mix of ballads and up-tempo rock numbers - Daily Record. A big name already in Japan, the Scottish singer tries to make an impact on home ground with a new single and forthcoming second album.
Could Have Been A Contender is an upbeat playful track with swinging guitars, but the B-side, Dislocation, is a beautifully melancholic song. The next big thing? Certainly in Japan, and waiting to happen here in the UK. Combining the watercolour lovelorn pop of the likes of fellow Scots, Belles and Sebastian, the sweet folksy melodies of Donovan, and fair sprinklings of jangle rock along the lines of Teenage Fanclub, Kerr indeed strikes a winning formula in my book.
His thirteen strong collection of tracks is above all, incredibly hum-able, with the positive feel of the best songs by the Bluetones. A boy meets girl, sweet and innocent romance ensues and eventually they break up and miss each other. But nothing really bad happens. If only! These are simple love songs for sensitive indie kids, and ones to go quietly wild about. It has also been included in the new schedule of the Funimation channel in the USA. They are beautifully written and wistful" - Sunday Herald.
Thanks to the global exposure of a song used as the theme tune to a major Japanese TV animation called Mushi-shi, an active and enthusiastic fan base, as well as a hands-on approach, word of Kerr's musical talent continues to spread further and wider.
Cult Spanish label Elefant Records Lambchop, Camera Obscura spotted the potential very early on and released a 7inch vinyl single of the first songs Kerr had ever recorded, resulting in positive reviews and airplay around the world.
Recorded on a shoestring budget, its inclusion in a major Japanese music magazines list of the Top 20 Albums Ever To Come Out Of Scotland was testament to the melodic strength of the songs and the album sat alongside the seminal works of familiar names such as Orange Juice and Belle and Sebastian, to the intrigue of curious onlookers. Take the World by Storm.
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