'All Talk' is more Mancunian geetar goodness from a band who obviously know the city's history at producing some of the most innovative six string slingers with tunes over the past quarter of a decade.
Sure, there's an element of The Chameleons in the sweeping vocals of a singer who wishes to go by the name of Seven for some strange reason, while the swooping guitars and chuntering rhythms hint at a more frenzied Doves battling it out with Mani to see who can get the biggest sound.
That's not to say The Cardinals don't have a unique and recognisable sound, of course. They do – instantly recognisable as and unique to the city of their birth, but hey, if London can get away with a million and one Clash-cum-Libertines impersonators, why shouldn't the north get in on the act, particularly when its as solid and wholesome as this.
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.