NME (Magazine) - "[O]pener 'About Tonight' is a major chord Britpop knees-up while 'Awkward' and 'Losing My Cool' both channel the kind of rambunctious sing-along choruses that are currently keeping Circa Waves afloat."
Personnel: Sam Preston, Louis Jones (vocals, guitar); James Gregory (bass guitar); Charlie Stanley (drums).
Audio Mixer: Dan Lancaster.
Recording information: Lightship 95; Suburban Home Studio.
The eponymously titled The Ordinary Boys is the British outfit's first studio album in nine years. The album follows up the group's 2006 swan song, How to Get Everything You Ever Wanted in Ten Easy Steps, and finds them re-engaging with the guitar-based indie rock of their early work. Returning here are lead singer/songwriter Sam Preston along with original drummer Charles Stanley and former Spectrals guitarist Louis Jones. Included on The Ordinary Boys are the singles "Awkward" and "Four-Letter Word." ~ Matt Collar