Having formed just over a year ago, Leicester trio Buffalo '77 have worked hard and fast to create a vastly eclectic sound and a debut record informed by such grand topics as life and our very reason for being.
A collection of largely upbeat songs, Memento combines the charming melancholy of Coldplay with the post-punk glamour of The Killers.
Opener Won't Forget soars with a bruised but beautiful spirit immediately entering the consciousness with its pop-infused beat and string backing that lift tormented lyrics out of the dark and brighten the mood.
Lead singer James Leighton has the kind of voice that simply enamours any ear onto which it falls. Certain and direct one minute, breathy and vulnerable the next; his sensitive delivery carries all the depth and meaning of his lyrics, without jeopardising the tune.