There are plenty of opportunities to dust off the memories of MT USA Sundays spent dodging the homework bullet on The Kanyu Tree's debut.

In the spirit of the era, Galway siblings Daniel, Shane and Oisín Cluskey have rolled up their sleeves to the elbows and made an album that's short, smooth and sprinkled with white boy soul.

Helping the Tribesmen at the controls is a Tribe Called Quest's Ali Shaheed Muhammad - a man who knows all about creating trio magic from his time in the vastly underrated Lucy Pearl and who doesn't smother the brothers in a treacle production job.

For those counting down to the next offerings from Phoenix and Two Door Cinema Club, or who are in search of mix tape-deserving moments of sheer pop class, satisfaction and shape-throwing are guaranteed on Shelf Life, Slow and Congratulations.

Harry Guerin