Having taken the charts by storm last year with his single Doctor Can, Ben Dalby returns with his fourth single to date titled Champagne. Quirky pop is what Ben does best and this song is yet another great example of his pop sensibilities. There's something very Suede-like about this song. The tempo, the style seems to evoke memories of Brett Anderson &Co. Its a real catchy piece once more with some great slightly off kilter piano underpinning the melody and also creating some slight tension. Its a real happy tune with a cheery singalong chorus much like Doctor Can though the songs are certainly quite varied. Dalby shows us once more that he's a talent to watch this year as he reels the listener in with these hooks and also knows how to mix things up. We predict a very bright future for Mr. Dalby and hope to hear more of him. Not bad for an unsigned artist. Check him out. You won't be disappointed.
Justin, Entertainment Focus (Sep 13, 2010)