Cork's Hooray for Humans may only have existed for just over a year, but don't let that deceptively short time-span fool you. There's nothing green-around-the-gills about this trio - perhaps due in part to the fact that they're comprised of experienced ex-members of bands Waiting Room, Eachtra and My Remorse. Where their previous incarnations were thwarted in the quest for indie supremacy, however, Hooray for Humans are set to shine - not least because they've crafted a considerably strong debut album in Safekeeping. Their self-description of a 'brazen pop outfit who flirt with everything from post-rock to new-wave to electro' is pretty much on the money; this is a band who evidently take joy from creating songs that take one unexpected twist after another. Safekeeping is an album with its roots firmly in indietronica, though, and the majority of the eleven tracks are smothered in a layer of warm synth fuzz. Fantastic opener Signature twists, shakes and pops unreservedly, and embodies H4H's blissfully honest approach in just three short minutes; Marsa's melodic wall-of-guitars-assault and skewed arrangement is a joy to listen to, while '06 Forever's grimy guitar intro evolves into a warm, beefy anthem. Even the less-immediate songs can't really be faulted, as there's not really a bad track here - Kittenfish may seem like an unremarkable guitar-based offering, yet quickly builds to a Clap Your Hands Say Yeah-style remix, and closer Salt 'n' Vinegar's customary pop-rock is dissected by a fetching riff that's sharper than the foil on a packet of Tayto. The vocal tussles between lead vocalist Alan and keyboardist Aine, too, are consistently pleasing to the ear. This one's definitely a Safekeeper.