THE WEBB BROTHERS Cold Fingers (Mews 5/WEA)

The brothers Christian and Justin are products of the renowned songwriter Jimmy, and on this three-track single they come over as an more alt version of alt-rockers Wilco, spiced with a modicum of Ben Folds' perkiness. Nothing wrong with that, of course, except that they don't yet seem to have acquired the knack of writing head-drillingly memorable tunes from their father. Not gloomy enough for the sadcore crowd, insufficiently melodic to pick up mainstream acceptance, "Cold Fingers" isn't categorisably bad but nowhere near interesting enough to have me rushing out in search of their slim back catalogue.