There's a certain school of distinctly British pop music characterized by a reserved, dignified demeanor and pretty, fragile melodies. The Lightning Seeds
is one exponent of the genre that also includes such groups as Beautiful South
and Trashcan Sinatras
. The Seeds
, mainly the one-man project of Liverpool artist-producer Ian Brodie
, have more of a groove than their peers. Many of the songs tend to fall in the New Order
camp, except that the vocals are more upfront than the rhythm tracks.