It also pays homage to the Sixties era with its lighthearted harmonies and powerful grasp on melody. The quietly happy, understated, and unfettered instrumentation of "Young Urban" has a feel-good familiarity, while the upbeat, rolling rhythms of "Stay Where You Are" could be the musical accompaniment to a drive in a top-down convertible. Guitarist/vocalist Marcus Congleton's spoken words on "Primitive (The Way I Treat You)," backed by fellow guitarist Benji Lysaght's simple twangs, are a sharp contrast to the shimmering wall of sound on "Heavy Lifting."
These very tracks, however, are the ones that were featured on the EP, which gave that record a soft, cheerful, summer vibe. The newer material on the full-length has an edgy tint to it, and the infectious feeling the EP had is noticeably missing. Although this dark element gives another dimension to Ambulance Ltd, the album never quite hits the mark, instead serving as decent filler for those four outstanding songs.