With their kitschy outfits, cheesy grins and day-glo accessories, The Chalets look more like a cartoon than a band. Thankfully, the hotly-anticipated debut album from the Dublin five-piece shows that there's plenty of substance behind the garish image. With three boys and two girls on board there's bound to be some sexual tension in the air, and the best tracks here are raucous tales of romantic conquests told from several different points of view. Musically it's a particular smart brand of glam-rock, with beefy guitars and screechy electronica that manage the difficult feat of engaging both the feet and the brain. Profound they ain't, but in a local scene that's groaning under the weight of drab singer-songwriters, The Chalets represent a very welcome splash of colour.