Bright, young commanders of a brand of unique Englishness, Pete and The Pirates blend of smooth edged punk and pop produces music which is sweet, raw, joyous, melancholic, raucous and tender. The Pirates idiosyncratic and endearing song writing puts them somewhere between the Flying Nun band Tall Dwarfs and the wistful reflection of On The Beach-era Neil Young.
Proof that good tunes are perfectly capable of taking care of themselvesThe Times
Pop in a tar-pit – black and sticky but wonderfully pure at heartNME
Well observed, understated guitar popThe Guardian
Brashly romantic punk popTime Out