"Scottish singer/songwriter Paolo Nutini 's 2006 debut album was comprised of songs all written before his 18th birthday. He stood out from his confessional songwriting peers because of his unusual depth, canny melodic sensibility, and taut --yet homemade production. His singles, "New Shoes," and "Jenny Don't Be Hasty," were wrapped in rock & roll classicism and bore the attitude of Dion's "Teenager in Love" and the romanticism of Jonathan Richman's "That Summer Feeling."
With Sunny Side Up, his sophomore effort, Nutini jumps forward. Not only has he moved has his musical vocabulary broadened, his lyrics have grown somewhat more sophisticated. With the help of Ethan Johns, Nutini has taken huge chunks of America's (and Scotland's) pop and folk pasts and reshaped them. Nutini recorded and produced the original sessions himself with his band the Vipers - Donny Little, Mike McCaid, Dave Nelson, Seamus Simon, Gavin Fitzjohn, and Fraser Speirs - and Johns added some production details and did a load of mixing" - Allmusic