It's not known if bass and drums duo Gavin Duffy and Peter Maybury have anything personal against guitarists, but on their debut album they show that they get along without one very well.

There's a real chemistry between the duo, and this tight, pounding record twists and turns as they egg each other on and add more concentration lines to their foreheads.

At times some listeners may want a sweater or torch to continue the journey with them, while others will revel in a sound which traces its lineage back to the late 70s and early 80s.

There's no need for Thread Pulls to use the vocal echo effect next time, and every reason to believe that Duffy and Maybury can bring out even better in each other.

Harry Guerin