Definitely the most diverse and musically challenging collection of songs yet from William Jones and his Nottinghamshire-based group. Sundrowned is actually Friends' fifth self-financed album, containing an amazing 16 tracks. Each is well-crafted, pastoral pop with lashings of acoustic guitars, blasts of trumpets, keyboards and everything else you could ever want in a pop group. Highpoints include Will You Write?, That's The One and Get Together, which was probably the inspiration behind the half man, half woman, nude picture on the cover.

James Scanlon
Lancashire Evening Telegraph