Imagine a warm summer’s day, driving your dream car past a pristine white sand beach; this is the sound Tallies encapsulate, and the Canadian quartet’s debut album is chock full of these sunny melodies.

The Toronto-based band has gone to lengths to show they’re a mature bunch. Their lyrical content spans from the personal to the universal – sometimes touching on somewhat unexpected topics, like with the global-warming inspired ‘Giving Up’, where Cogan laments "a world less blue each day”; her sweetly spoken style managing to pull it off without pretension. While this all sounds very serious, their self-titled debut is actually a light and airy affair. ‘Have You' is the sound of a dizzy childhood spent at the fairground. There’s a sense of flowery 60s pop sheen to these songs and this retro feel is all over this record.

‘Mother’ is the sound of a woman figuring out what role her parents have played in her life and how that changes as adolescence comes to an end. It's a nostalgia-tinged bop of a track that suits lead vocalist Sarah Cogan's starry-eyed dream pop sound.

Lead guitarist and producer, Dylan Frankland's influences are clear to see as his metallic-tinged riffs and jangly chords wrap these tracks in neat little packages. ‘Trains in snow' is the standout shoegaze moment here, as Cogan hushes "even though I know I'm growing old, lights on cars take me home,” layers of fuzzy feedback keeping the cold at bay. If Tallies do anything well, it's capturing that feeling of warmth.

However, this feeling isn't enough to comfort you through 11 songs, which come at a pace so consistently slow the album's charm begins to ache. Cogan does have some snappy lyrical hooks and the band sound light and accomplished even, but, despite how much I want to love Tallies’ debut, it's somewhat of a chore to get through in one sitting.

Tallies are incredibly genuine, but the whirl of jangly riffs soaked in reverb that start with album opener ‘Trouble’ is a bit much 10 tracks later, when interest or excitement has long-ago subsided.