Deaf Havana Old Souls sees Deaf Havana taking yet another possibly divisive step towards the mainstream, but in places it feels like a band fighting with its own identity.
The album kicks off with 'Boston Square', a huge rock number with reference points such as Foo Fighters or even Bruce Springsteen in places. There is a huge, hook filled chorus and an incredibly strong vocal delivery as the band strive to carve out a niche as Britain's answer to Kings of Leon.
After this thrilling opening salvo, however, things become a little more restrained with the piano accompanied 'Lights', which is perhaps the most polished thing they have released to date. Next up is the fantastically titled 'Everybody's Dancing and I Want to Die' which adds a horn section into the mix, coming across like an astonishingly polished version of The Gaslight Anthem.