Whilst no less than four Olympic games have come and gone since the last My Bloody Valentine album, a number of groups have tried and (usually) failed to take over their shoegazing throne. LA's Autolux attempt the feat with a mere three people but with plenty of variations on FX-pedal abuse. In this manner, they couldn't have made a much better start than 'Turnstile Blues': a tantalsing combination of deadpan vocals, powerful, resonant drumming and guitars that alternate between doleful melody and growling menace. It is, basically, a great pop song and - along with 'Sugarless' and 'Here Comes Everybody' - provides a bold manifesto for Autolux's own brand of buzzsawing tunes. Yet 'Future Perfect' is incomplete as its momentum is not maintained as their influences appear to submerge their own ideas; the other main highlight being drummer Carla Azar's beautifully crystal clear turn in front of the mic on 'Asleep At The Trigger'. Amongst a storm of distortion and sometimes wayward tunes, her appearance is very welcome. Nevertheless the potential for greatness is still in evidence and as long as My Bloody Valentine's allure prevails, Autolux could well step out the shadows and steal that throne after all.