Their influences are clear-cut, yet their delivery is exquisite. Alberta Cross are the unlikeliest of East London bands (would you agree that a name that exotic doesn’t necessarily reflect Hackney?). The Thief and the Heartbreaker glides through seven tracks of sun-drenched folk rock, drawing on the hippy music that flowed around the LA Canyons in the 1960s. Equally impressive are the boys’ efforts to sport similar quantities of above-neck hair as their Californian idols! Alberta Cross were in The Square, The Engine Room and The Garden throughout 2006 and the early part of 2007 with Miloco’s very own Finn Eiles producing and engineering.