Boomkat Product Review:
"It's difficult to know where to start with Vinny Miller. In certain circles he's already acquired semi-legendary status - after all, he managed to spend the best part of five years signed to 4AD without delivering a note of music to the label. ·'Breaking Out Of Your Arms' is a heartbreakingly fragile and disarmingly simple ballad, Vinny's fractured falsetto emerging from a haze of tape noise and bringing with it the gift for genuinely haunting, utterly surreptitious melodic invention that surfaces throughout the album. 'Pigpen' is a dense, grindingly rhythmic explosion whose violence is barely held in check, and its stark emotional impact is as arresting today as Tim Rose's baying and bellowing on 'Morning Dew' was forty years ago. Take these two songs together, and a picture starts to come into focus - of an unusually gifted singer who refuses to be content with stock manoeuvres. 'On The Block' is the sound of a man pushing things as far as he can, constantly shifting away from the easy option - in short, there's a ferocious, driven playfulness at work." And just as it's difficult to know where to start, it's difficult to guess where it will finish. For now, though, 'On The Block' is a tantalising postcard from unmapped territory. Lovely.