A Classic Education’s Call it Blazing is packed with progressions and melodies that you feel like you already know. You could hum along to every track after one listen (you might even be able to do it the first time with each track, after one cycle of each respective verse and chorus) because the combination of tones chosen by Jonathan, Luca, Paul, Giulia and Federico have been in use for decades.

Now it’d be a perfectly valid criticism of this statement to say “What band isn’t using the same sets of chords and changes as everybody else?," and the answer would be “Almost all of them." After all, the music of the last hundred years (some would say more, others less) has relied, in part on the diatonic scale, on the variations on sound you can create by shifting notes in and changing the order of, say, when playing in C major, the white keys on a piano, from ‘C’ to ‘C’, and shifting some of them to the black keys.

So almost everybody does it. Then why the big deal with A Classic Education? Because they do it so well. If sometimes musicians say that songs fall to them fully formed as if they were already written into something, Call it Blazing does the same thing for a listener. After two plays you’ll probably know the vocal melody, and possibly even the words, for opener ‘Work It Out’, one of the catchiest and most familiar feeling tracks, but the same could be said for (the equally good) ‘Grave Bird’, ‘I Lost Time’, ‘Terrible Day’ or ‘Forever Boy’.

Without asking them you’d never be able to tell but it feels like, where some people might not, A Classic Education know exactly how they fit into that swarm of sounds. Their name implies it. Nothing on the album revolutionises music – but with a good, classic education comes the fundamentals of a tradition and a history, or so the argument goes, and Call it Blazing is a prime example of indie-rock, of pop music.

Perhaps a very good example of something you already know (as Call it Blazing is) is better than a poor example of trying something new. Perhaps. Whatever the answer, this is a strong debut LP which marks out a band who could be seriously very good, in time.