Album: Toy Horses, Toy Horses (Albino Sparrow)

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Toy Horses are the Welsh stepson/stepfather duo of Adam Franklin (21) and Tom Williams (40) whose music has, as they say, "gone viral" in the past year, with the result that they were invited to Nashville to record their debut album.

"No One's Ever Gonna Leave You" is Libertines-ish indie-skiffle while "And it Was You" has a lavish 1960s orchestral production and the sum total essentially amounts to neo-Britpop, without the aggravation factor of, say, Scouting for Girls, but with a saving degree of happy-go-lucky charm.