Following hot on the trail of Parquet Courts' Kraut-meets-post punk sound; three young men from the musical hotbed of Chichester, West Sussex have decided to give us the British version of that Brooklyn band's sonic template under the curious name of TRAAMS. Yep, two 'A's, all capitals - take that, grammar conventions.

Formed by Stu Hopkins, Leigh Padley and Adam Stock (guitars, bass, and drums in that order) they cite Mclusky, Pavement, Women and Television as inspirations and have, in fact, toured with the aforementioned Parquet Courts. Following on from stand-alone and EP releases since forming in 2011, we now have the MJ-from-Hookworms produced debut album Grin to sink our teeth into.

Everything about TRAAMS screams promise; from that fine choice of producer to their tasteful influences and touring buddies, and the band seem to have begun to deliver on their early good form with this record, chock full of succinct tunes yet roomy enough to allow the trio to produce a series of expansive jams that sets them apart from many of their peers. The best moments on what's a surprisingly consistent record - given the mix of long and short tracks - come when TRAAMS decide to stretch themselves; of course the bursts of melodic delight on tracks like 'Flowers', a giddy blast of grunge pop, the joyful yelping of Hopkins on the sparky 'Demons' (whose upbeat nature belies the lyrical content of a track about having no money), and the Pavement-aping 'Fibbist' (which switches from angular verses to glorious chorus) are a big part of what makes Grin an enjoyable experience. It's when the trio hit a groove that things start to get really very good.

Racing ahead to the closing track 'Klaus' is almost the best place to start with TRAAMS: not just the best moment on the album, it's the point the band truly comes into their own by mixing the instant hit of those shorter tracks with the motorik rhythms present on many of the songs. Bass and drums lay the groundwork for Hopkins' almost-improvised vocal and meandering guitar lines which take over halfway along and career towards a fuzzy, feedback-laden conclusion after seven minutes. Just as good, and as long, is the heads-down fun of 'Head Roll' which is a brighter take on the whole motorik groove with guitars, bass and drums working as one unit and speeding up as the track progresses - it's almost as if TRAAMS are in a hurry to get somewhere... possibly out of their home town?

It'll be interesting to see if TRAAMS continue to mix the short tracks with the longer explorations beyond this record. You can't really argue with the successful formula on Grin, yet there's a part of me that would like them to drop the shorter grungier/post-punk moments and write a whole record of jams. The good thing is that with Grin being a fairly unqualified success, this lot don't need to rush any decisions. Their future lies away from Chichester, that much is certain - where they go next, that's anyone's guess.