Proudly displaying an array of early-eighties musical influences The Metro's debut album, More Money Less Grief, frequently risks being dismissed as derivative. Hints of The Libertines, Squeeze, Sham 69 and the odd touch of Ska all make More Money Less Grief sound strangely familiar.

Fortunately, their brand of abrupt guitar stabs are infectiously enjoyable, and whilst their teenage posturing and urchin-like delivery can get on your nerves, there are hints all over the album that The Metros will mature into a band with the wit to match their musical talents.

You can hear our full review and samples of the album at The Leisure Lab.