One of the most impressive qualities to admire about the ex-members of Slowdive is that they have redefined their careers to explore different niches in music. Whereas Rachel Goswell and Neil Halstead explored more countrified arrangements with Mojave 3, Simon Scott plies his trade with art-rock/pop collective Televise and Christian Savill's music with Monster Movie takes another detour towards a more accessible (though still recognisably alternative) approach to songwriting. 'Vanishing Act' is uplifting indie pop; the kind of which Canada's Stars play to mass critical acclaim. Although the vocals are a little too fey at times, the melodies are distinct rather than abstract, such as the strong rhythmic backbone that runs through 'Driving Through The Red Lights' whilst on 'The Impossible' and 'The Stars That Surround You' the effect is anthemic and almost hymnal. Meanwhile, the powerful 'Falling Into The Sun' is an emotional finale that makes up for some weak instrumental passages which precede it. So generally, this is a convincing way for Savill to jettison his shoegazing past.