The skinny on the newest albums British indie-pop trio The Hoosiers made a name for themselves when they released their first single, the insanely catchy Worried About Ray, last summer. The equally popular and memorable follow-up, Goodbye Mr A, ranked fourth in the UK singles chart. But the singles are the highlights of the band's 11-track debut, The Trick To Life (which is available with four different coloured covers). Kicking off with Worried About Ray, the CD's next few tracks are bouncy numbers with uplifting drum beats. They're not as strong as the singles, but you'll find yourself bouncing along in time. But the energy seems to fall in the middle. It's obvious that the band's made an effort to create variety - Clinging On For Life and Everything Goes Dark are soft and even soulful. But they're not good enough to grab listeners and the softness contradicts the rest of the album. The Hoosiers are quite similar to The Feeling, the English rock band responsible for the hit I Thought It Was Over. Both show influences from the great rock bands of the 1980s and 90s. The Hoosiers are clearly able to produce pacy and very catchy tunes, but they still lack lyrical and musical depth.