I like this song a lot. (I'm a big Hot Rod Circuit fan...err, well, at least for the first few albums.) But really, it sounds just like Safety In Numbers (and like Hot Rod Circuit). But that's a good thing! I loved the first Safety In Numbers album, the second one was okay. I wonder why he's starting anew instead of continuing that project.
I assume the female backing vocals are his wife Brona. And she also participated in Safety In Numbers, which is another reason the projects sound/seem really similar to me.
And oh, why couldn't Andy have announced this before today...I hadn't bought tickets to the Ellis CMJ show, but now that Death In The Park is playing I'd like to go. I think it's sold out. Who can hook me up? ;]