Little Doses, Annie Christian @ Caberet Voltaire

C'mon, raise the roof, pants down! Drummer Michael Brannagh's tongue-in-cheek Partridgeisms set Little Doses (4/5) up for another in a line of relaxed semi-acoustic Cab Vol gigs. Although they continue to shed rhythm guitarists at a rate of Spinal Tap drummers, the Doses don't let it stand in the way of progress. From the obvious sense of camaraderie they exude through to Kirsten Ross's feisty delivery – of new ditty Juniper Hill in particular - the black 'n' red brigade continues to build a strong head of steam. Somewhere an A&R man sleeps.

Dave Kerr