He's a strange fish young Jack Penate? Listening to debut album, Matinee, you're not sure if he wants to be the new Mike Skinner (The Streets), Dexys Midnight Runners' Kevin Rowland or the entire Housemartins.
Penate is a rockabilly from south London who comes across as the male answer to Lily Allen. He's like a street busker - a one-man band - with a whole assortment of musical ideas racing around his head. Matinee, therefore, is a curious collection of lovelorn laments, 100mph-stompers, bass-driven boogies and Housemartins' Happy Hour singalongs.
Best is the work of genius that is Torn on the Platform ? a combo of ska and pub-pop that will have you dancing like a mad thing. Guaranteed!