My Tiny Robots - Zut Alors

The series of winter singles from Edinburgh's My Tiny Robots is turning out to be a cracker. When they began the run with a free download late last summer, I said it would be a tough challenge for the upcoming releases to match it.

It opens slowly with the strummed acoustic guitar and quietly hummed musings filling me with the dread that this is heading directly down the twee Folk road. Fortunately however, it takes a positive turn after one minute forty-five, when it adopts a more full sound with the bass and drums joining in. It still has a bit of Scottish feel despite the French chorus, with the drumming in particular encouraging thoughts (in my simplistic head at least) of a Braveheart-inspired call to the kilted battlefields of old.

On reflection, maybe 'oddpop' is the correct description after all.