The Departure have certainly captured the Zeitgeist of 2005. Perversely that Zeitgeist dates back to 1981 in a world where negative lyrical matter, searing guitars, rattling percussion and plenty of echo were the dominant factors. Holding on to Interpol's coat tails are The Departure i.e. the UK response to the US-led revival of UK post-punk. Similar to their American counterparts, The Departure's concession to the modern age is that familiar widescreen production but the one key difference is the vocals. David Jones' outpourings seem curiously affected and could be the key factor into liking or disliking this group. Nevertheless there are a number of occasions when The Departure transcend their influences with an energy of all their own making. 'Only Human' features a suitably emotive chorus, the spiky new wave of 'Lump In My Throat' also impresses whilst recent single 'Be My Enemy' is an effective anthem. Where they excel most, however, is the penultimate track 'Time' thanks to its ringing guitar hooks. Ultimately, though, they will need to broaden their horizons further than this to ensure prolonged survival.