There's wide range of styles and influences on Born Brief, the debut album from Dublin's Gypsies on the Autobahn and it makes for a mixed bag when listened to in a sitting. Something I did several times this past week. To my ears, many of the tracks are standard Irish rock fare and while their mostly solid, they don't really shine. A few tracks, however, are really nice. The lead single, "Torrents", for example, has a really nice almost prog-rock overtone, and "Kelly" has that kind of fun upbeat jangle I like in some of my favorite dancehall bands. If you're into Irish music it's worth a listen, for sure.
RIYL: Little Comets, Hermitage Green, Bell X1, The Maccabees