Something Ilk display the tender shoots of what promises to be a hugely illustrious career. Hype can often be akin to the kiss of death for a new artist, but Davey has the sheer talent and the lust for life to kiss right back.
Rating: 4 / 5
Tanya Sweeney, 03 Aug 2004
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