Album: Peyoti for President, Rising Tide... (Sordid soup records)

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This spirited debut hits the ground running and doesn't let up for a moment.

It's a fizzing cocktail of funked-up flamenco and Manu Chao-style pop/rock which owes as much to Ojos de Brujo as it does to the Clash.

Frontman DiMascio sings with a Bolanesque croon while strumming his acoustic with finger-bleeding intensity, and although much of the material has a political slant, there's no proselytising; these guys want to party while they're saving the world.

Pick of the album: Is 'We the People' the most cheerful protest song ever?

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