A fluke or a coming of age? That's the question that raises itself upon hearing the first song from The Cooper Temple Clause's second album. Clearly the best song this Reading-based sextet have produced, 'The Same Mistakes' stealthily grows in tension and danger, never threatening to disappear into teen-orientated oblivion. Proving that this track was no fluke, third song 'New Toys' showcases a previously-untapped depth to Ben Gautrey's otherwise average vocals; there is a real sense of vulnerability in his performance. In other words Gautrey sings the song rather than giving the music the hitherto favoured gruff, rock makeover. This isn't a complete recovery though, The Cooper Temple Clause still strive too much to sound like Killing Joke, the formula for buzzing electric beats and supercharged guitars mars first single 'A.I.M.' and the final track 'Written Apology' fails to build on an elegiac Robert Wyat-esque beginning, transforming instead to an almost unlistenable collage of industrial beats. 'Talking To A Brick Wall' proves they can make their digitally-enhanced rock sound work if they keep a tight rein on it although ultimately the rousing chorus of 'Blind Pilots' is far more acceptable fare. So although falling short of consistent greatness, this improving band are now proving themselves to be an attraction for people with high attention spans.