It's a bit scary being reviewed by The Grumpy Rocker since, as a self-proclaimed "grumpy view of guitar-based music", you know it's not all gonna be plain sailing.
But in fact, after some fairly obligatory complaining about the format and lack of proper b-sides, he went all soft and supportive:
Now, all that is going to have you believe I don't like this single. Well, you're wrong. I do like it. It's a good piece of pop, all jangling guitars and driving bass. The song is inspired by Nick's experiences marooned in the North Atlantic. So, evidently are all the songs on the album which could be interesting. What would have been more interesting for this single would have been a genuine b-side or perhaps just Send the Boats on its tod. The single has been chosen for the Burton's UK chain retail screens this autumn so when you’re off out shopping for your Christmas party shirt you should be well entertained.
Maybe it's because it's Phil's birthday.
Whatever the reason, thank you Mr. Grumpy.