Jessica's Brother takes us through the landscapes of Brothers Grimm via a blend of folk-rock and melancholic ballads all contained with their self-titled debut album.

'Getting Obscene' pulls us straight down into the messy thick of it as Tom Charleston's baritone vocals muse upon an internal narration which floats atop whirling riffs. The opening track teases us as to what the rest of the album holds in store as Jessica's Brother tiptoes mischievously into 'All The Better' – a track named after the chilling catchphrase of Little Red Riding Hood's wolf. A folk ballad which could have been produced by one of the Grimm brothers themselves, dizzying riffs provide the backdrop to this song full of shadows. An extended outro of dark percussions and gypsy-style harmonicas keeps the adrenaline pumping.

'One of the Guys' tackles a modern fable of what it means to be masculine in today’s world. The vocals reach out instantly to place an emphasis upon the narrative but the rock n' roll slur makes you imagine that Charleston is a mysterious stranger sat singing in the corner of a tavern. Razor sharp riffs convey the pain and confusion before suddenly cutting the tale short.

Although Jessica's Brother seem to lurk within the shadows - as also shown in 'Humdinger' and 'Overnight Horror' – they occasionally step into the open daylight. The whimsical nature of 'Hare' provides us with a folksy respite as Charleston reflects upon taking the form of various woodland creatures. It seems a shock to the system to then hear the fate of the tragic Lulu in 'Lulu Walls'. Building rhythms and whispering vocals which demand you to pay attention builds the drama and tragedy of the ballad.

The album's swansong, 'Cold, White and Blue Day' marches Jessica's Brother to it’s solemn conclusion as fast-paced vocals tell us all which remains. A fitting ending through the light and shadows of wandering minds in a debut which grabs it’s listeners and pulls them down a looping rabbit hole.