Copenhagen, a London-based eight piece group, are cut from the same earnest cloth as Cousteau; inhabiting a world where tear-stained melodrama meets jazz club arrangements. It's hard to develop new ideas in this rather limited sound base, as Tindersticks have found of late, but Copenhagen are no mugs when it comes to strong songwriting. Granted, opening tracks '5-Year Diary' and 'Summer's Gone' are rather dreary with Neil G. Henderson's otherwise impressive baritone getting things off to a start that is too maudlin. However, they delight on the elegantly understated 'Hoffmann', a bewitching marriage of violin and piano which resembles the instrumental interludes from This Mortal Coil albums, 'Afterstorm' offers a welcome break from the sleepy arrangements and 'Old Town Bar's gorgeous harmonies reveal nostalgic beauty from a tale about drinking in pubs. Old tricks are regurgitated here but it smacks of class.