When We Fall All Our Exes Live in Texas ABC/UMA Any notion that Sydney’s All Our Exes Live in Texas was just some novelty act thrown together by four like-minded singer-songwriters to fatten up their gig calendars is royally destroyed by the quality of their debut album. Elana Stone (accordion), Katie Wighton (guitar), Hannah Crofts (ukulele) and Georgia Mooney (mandolin) all had solo careers before joining forces three years ago. In so doing — and in some cases by taking up new instruments — the quartet has forged a sound and chemistry matched by smart songwriting that has created an irresistible folk-pop hybrid. It’s a style that will be recognised by fans of Swedish duo First Aid Kit and indeed there are a few songs here, in particular Wighton’s Boundary Road, that could slot into FAK’s setlist, but the difference here is that there are four equally compelling voices at work, individually and together, rather than just two. That’s true of the songwriting as well. Each of the singers contributes three songs to When We Fall, a democratic approach that delivers harmony and variety in equal measure. The tight harmonies and underpinning stomp of the opening The Devil’s Part (Crofts) sets a joyful vocal tone that is never far away on the remaining 11 songs. Other highlights include Stone’s waltzy lament I’m Gonna Get My Heart Cut Out, Mooney’s equally mournful When the Sun Comes Up and the previously released Tell Me and Sailboat, but really everything here is a delight.