MAYBE it's because I can't stop listening to Metallica's ferocious Death Magnetic, released yesterday.
Maybe it's because I've dusted off no less then three classic albums by the greatest exponents of Liverpool-penned rock, The Beatles, over the last week.
Maybe I'm just being overly critical.
But something about debut LP from The Maybes?, Promise, just doesn't make the grade for me. The Scouse band's lead singer Nick Ellis has a real Kings Of Leon drawl to his voice, and their accomplished songwriting confidently struts from epics a la Keane to Primal Scream-style blow outs.
The Maybes? album is titled Promise, and a hell of a lot is demonstrated here, but at the moment, on listening, the whole is less than the sum of the parts.
Maybe it's a grower...