Button Up make a soulful sound. The brain child of songwriter Gary John Kane (who plays bass with The Proclaimers), it is evident he must have a might fine record collection. There is Motown, Stax and the ghosts of a hundred Northern Soul classics on the lead track Listen To Your Heart [Beat] with some meaty vocals from Sara Kerr and a guitar hook that is gonna have you humming it all day long.
The b-side Sweep Out The Trash is an instrumental Hammond fulled retro workout that brings to mind James Taylor Quartet. It you are looking for an antidote to all the manufactured chart drivel that commercial radio seems to think we all want to hear, than this is like liquid oxygen for your ears.