Seeing how both Kris Abbott (of Canadian favourites The Pursuit of Happiness) and her partner Dee McNeil both come from largely rock n roll backgrounds, it helps make their debut record together all the more surprising and pleasing to the ears. Trading their electric guitars for acoustics, the duo delivers solid, well thought out songs that reside comfortably in a folk-pop vein. Whether it was the rural surroundings of the Bathhouse Studio where Still Here Inside were recorded or whether the songs had a mellow vibe running through them to begin with, the ten songs featured here run on the relatively subdued side of the tracks. There is a lot to be said for simplicity though and the lack of screaming guitar solos does nothing to kill the album’s momentum. I definitely recommend checking out tracks like Lose My Mind, Empty Nest, Presence Of Me and Force To Be Reckoned With for yourself and see why Still Here Inside is the perfect rainy day soundtrack.