Since most people have accepted that there never will be a new My Bloody Valentine album, this leaves an opportunity for a new act to take their mantle. Amusement Parks On Fire wear this influence proudly and exhibit most of the characteristics of one of the foremost shoegazing acts. Interested parties are swiftly directed to track two 'Venus In Cancer' where the FX pedals push relentlessly towards the memorable chorus. Similarly, 'Wiper' finds a decent tune amongst a torrent of guitars and strained vocals. Crucially, this group understand the importance of interspersing the noise with moments of serenity and the inclusion of gentle strings and piano works beautifully on 'The Ramones Book'. Understandably, there are plenty of moments when the record sounds contrived but it's a good, solid debut with evidence of maturity indicating that their best work is yet to come.