As the title suggests, Francobollo's debut is unapologetically bright and breezy, whipping together slacker punk with some more vital elements to form a very solid pop soufflé. Fans of certain mid-nineties indie mainstays may find themselves double-taking. Vocalist Simon Nilsson has more than a touch of the Malkmus and Cuomo about him, doing that stretching, crackly thing over plenty of satisfyingly skewed melodies. It’s a path well-trodden in the past twenty years, and in truth there isn’t a great deal that makes Francobollo stand out. At their best, there is material here which could comfortably sit alongside their celebrated slacker rock touchstones. The rest of the time…

If I'm being mean, and where the songs don't quite stack up, it's more in the OK Go ballpark. 'Radio' is a half-baked indie punk tossaway, partly saved by very snappy production. 'Waiting' sails too close to the illustrious Weezer for comfort. The career of The Courteeners suggests that, if nothing else, a lot of people are prepared to settle for Blocko if they can’t get Lego.

That isn’t to say this is a bad album, or that there aren’t moments of real quality. Standouts come in the shape of 'Wonderful', a spinning gem that recalls Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain and Mystery Jets, with whom the band share several connections. It isn't startlingly original - more a well-realised and familiar branch of a venerable old tree. 'Trees' is a reined-in stab at Lullabies to Paralyze-era Queens of the Stone Age.

There are also some magnificently realised guitar synth sounds; 'Kinky Lola' is an awful name for a song but includes a memorable ear scrape of a guitar solo. 'Sense' goes nowhere in particular, but it's a trip while it attempts to find its way there. The lyrics can be a trifle ripe, but do at least recognise that what they're peddling isn't in itself exactly iconoclastic. There’s a lot of knowingness going on.

Despite its drawbacks, there's a lot of fun to be had while the band meander about between chunky riffage and screwy harmonies. It never claims to be original, but it does carry a punchy kind of charm.