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Boomkat Product Review:
Jack Penate might look like a mod plasterer who's just left your ceiling half done while he embarks on a jolly to Brighton on his scooter, but in truth, he's quite the troubadour. Having built his way up through the ranks of London's club scene Jack found himself on the receiving end of a considerable amount of buzz and hefty radio airplay, and after the release of his debut limited 7", 'Second, Minute Or Hour' (probably still the finest thing he's written), XL came knocking. Penate is a likable, kitchen sink-type songwriter, not of the grittier, Byronic mold the Dohertys of this world are cut from. Instead you get lines about how much Jack loves his mum and a surplus of riffs that sound like they've been knicked from The Housemartins (see every other Jack Penate review I've ever written for further details). There's a pronounced ska influence on Matinee that might find it lumped in with fellow London types like Lily Allen, but when Penate churns it out you assume it's not just because his dad was really into The Specials. To his credit, there's something extremely amiable about Penate's persona in song, and he's undoubtedly a considerable live presence, but you do occasionally find yourself questioning the musical dexterity of his output. There are, afterall, only so many singles you can milk out of the rather limited array of chord sequences Penate belts out of his telecaster, but for now this really isn't an issue and there remains a freshness across all eleven songs here. Recommended.