Boomkat Product Review:
An extremely charming new LP from Stolen Recordings, authored by Simon Break, formerly of Piano Magic and Icebreaker International. Break applies his droll, unaffected voice (which half comes across as an English equivalent to Colin Meloy) to sing entertaining, witty bedroom pop that incorporates knowingly low-rent electronics (think the intro to Blur's 'Advert') with far more accomplished production traits - there's even a spot of Hecker-meets-Cornelius digital psychedelia that cuts through the magnificent album closer, 'The Tearaway'. It's a slightly odd record to really get a handle on this, not least because of Break's wry, uniquely British sense of weariness that seems to offset the songs' generally very chipper, upbeat electronic character. But once you've spent some time in The European's universe you'll discover much to love about this record.