Pete And The Pirates are an English indie rock band from Reading. ‘One Thousand Pictures’ has been produced by Brendan Lynch, who has manned the controls for the likes of Paul Weller, Primal Scream and Ocean Colour Scene. Peter Hefferan and his would-be dandy highwaymen have made it to a second album without making an enormous impact, but there’s surely a place for pop music made with such love and craft. Something like a cross between the Kinks and Television Personalities, the Reading outfit write slightly psychedelic, pithily whimsical songs about the British way of life. This time around, they’ve added a sprinkling of synths and the occasional Giorgio Moroder pulsebeat, with varying results, but their forte remains well-observed, understated guitar pop.