Given the integrity, range and emotive projection of Steely Dan, it is inevitable that the independent and cosmopolitan enchantress, Nerina Pallot would use their music as a reference point. Paying further credence to the Steely Dan ways, Nerina elects to give their 1977 release 'Peg', a hint of bass and soul. Using her potent, relaxed and meaningful vocal style that has seen her have to re-release her second album 'Fires' to meet demand. This is a good insight into the sort of influences that drive Nerina to sound nothing like them. That's a new thing isn't it? You can appreciate another artist without going out to copy everything they do!