A tidy little effort from this Swindon teenager who has already developed a mature approach to songwriting that surprises. The tracks are well-structured, with neat lyrical touches, humour and some cute melodies. Leconfield (Michael Gove) has real groove to it, and a reasonably well constructed political message whilst Swindon is a critique of his hometown, although its sudden wild veering from funny satire into youthful ranting sadly prevents it becoming an instant classic. However, with music that ranges from stripped back acoustica to full band classic indie Josh has a set of songs that should appeal to many.
first published in The Ocelot Feb ’15