All that shiny potential is finally fully realised.
Switching between wry humour and warm reminiscence, it's lo-fi bedroom pop with a crackling, timeless edge.
A winning return.
That flame isn't going out any time soon.
Bob Vylan are a band doing things on their own terms.
Orlando Weeks and Sophie Ellis Bextor are among the new additions.
An eclectic mix of influences crafted into a record for a band that arguably deserved to soar so much higher.
A mature, deliberate force, from starry-eyed opener 'Scaring At The Sky' onwards.
Affirming, thought-provoking and living with a freedom that enriches as much as it informs, it's a remarkable record.
The true spirit of Christmas.