Someone Else’s Words (2005)

– Joff Winks Band

The winners of Zane Lowe’s fresh meat’ battle of the bands competition have changed their name from Joff Winks’ to Joff Winks Band’! Third time lucky maybe!! Oh and they’ve released a new single too

This is ambitious, grandiose, finely crafted pop, with playfully strong melodies, that twist and turn; just when you think you’ve got the song worked out it changes pace and direction. It’s effortlessly modern music but it glances over its shoulder at timeless greats such as Neil Young (who is referenced in the chorus!). Imagine if Doves had an out of body experience; it would probably sound like this

Greg Thomas