First of all, kudos on the name; one of the few punning band names that actually raises a smile means that Keep Shelly in Athens (a play-on-words on their local district, Kypseli in Athens) are already a step ahead of the game. Secondly, KSIA are signed to the consistently excellent Cascine label (via a beginning on Gorilla vs Bear's vinyl imprint) so quality music is almost guaranteed. That's a bonus, as third and finally we've been waiting for an album from Greek duo Sarah P and RΠЯ for about three years now and we're expecting big things from debut album At Home.

If you look at, alongside the signing to Cascine, some of the acts that KSIA has toured or released music with (Disclosure, Chad Valley) and cite as influences (St Etienne, Air) then you pretty much get an idea of what their music sounds like: ambient sounds, Balearic beats, dream-pop vocals... but with that little extra added bite. It's not quite the sunset beach party or the club bangers - although there is some of that - this is the White Island under a little cloud, coping with the comedown and making it one of the moodiest, but not unwelcoming, electropop records you'll hear this year.

The first track released from At Home was the airy 'Recollection', a mix of gentle ambient washes, some marvellously poppy beats and Sarah P's Sarah Cracknell-indebted voice cooing gently over the whole thing. We then heard 'Flyaway', an out-and-out Balearic track buzzing with positivity, sparkling synths and endearingly tinny beats that seemed to suggest happy times and holiday fun. Yet scratch the surface and there's more to be had...

At Home is often a record that pines for home comforts; 'Oostende' tells a tale of long-distance romance and train journeys that might never be, soundtracked by trip hop beats and a keening vocal from Sarah P, 'Room 14 (I'm Fine)' takes an 80s acoustic soft rock chord progression that I can't quite place and adds precision beats to great effect, softening the sad lyrics about missing the place you're from and pondering if the relationship you're in is really worth it.

Being damaged by a relationship is another theme, with the goth-rave of 'Stay Away' telling a story of soon to be ex-lovers putting up a façade - "acting skills have won" sings Sarah P - while 'DIY' is an angry tale of woe enlivened by house-y piano and stabs of trumpet, 'Higher' is a doom-laden dirge with a jarring vocal sample and 'Sails' combines the two themes of travel and heartbreak with Cocteau Twins style ambient loveliness, just to bring us back out of the darkness. Final track 'Back to Kresnas Street' ends the album on something of a high note, its warm tones reflecting that the duo have made it back home.

Sometimes all you need from a record is some good tunes and emotional highs and lows; Keep Shelly in Athens have done the hard work by living the experiences on this record, so all that leaves for us to do is to enjoy the many fine tunes that adorn At Home.