Jim Kroft - Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea
- Martin C Strong
- 21 April 2010
Recorded in London via bohemian Berlin (where he now lives) and the Scottish Highlands (where he was raised), young Kroft has clearly procured his parents’ 80s pop-music collection: OMD, China Crisis, A Flock Of Seagulls, The Lightning Seeds etc.
Promising as it is, this debut still sees the singer-songwriter finding his feet musically through lush-pop ditties like ‘One Sees The Sun’, ‘Falling Apart’, the Sparks-like ‘Tales Of The Dark Arts’ and the Aztec Camera-cloned ‘Birthrights’; the derivative ‘Second Chance’ gnawingly asks the ‘where-have-I-heard-it-before?’ question. Anyway, the 80s never sounded so good.