Those of you hoping Steven Adams' new project might be a slight return to the caustic country of the best Broken Family Band moments, hard luck. Singing Adams is a more traditional rock'n'roll enterprise but not in the grease/leathers/lo-fi meaning of the term so prevalent today at all. The guitars shimmer, the pivot is poised, the mood is emotional. There are castanets. The subliminal optimism against the darker thoughts of the narrator puts it somewhere near New Pornographers territory of classic AM radio pop that they'd never playlist on AM radio, breathing life into the case study. The album Everyone Friends Now is out on 4th April.