After mixed fortunes with albums one to four, Six.By Seven now appear to have settled on a trademark sound on their fifth outing; making their decision to split up quite a puzzling one. Stripped down to a trio, the Nottingham act have hit on a confident formula of fuzzed-up, drone rock. 'Nowhere To Go But Home' features a guitar hook beamed in from early Cure albums whilst beneath the angst of 'In My Time', there's traces of Blondie's 'Call Me'. However, it's on 'Stara Paris Rescued Me' where they hit their best form featuring the best result from Six.By Seven's dense framework of buzzsawing guitar, Chris Olley's distorted vocals and some Suicide-indebted organ drones. Rather than the sound of a band whose time is up, this is more like a group of musicians at their most comfortable, with enough ideas and conviction at their disposal to suggest there's a good few years in them yet.