The Devlins are the Irish equivalent of The Blue Nile. Like that Scottish trio they make atmospheric and late night rock music and set themselves a rather undemanding recording schedule; 'Consent' is only their second album released since their debut in 1993. Rather than evolving into rock god behemoths embracing the latest production techniques (save perhaps the shuffling rhythms of 'Montreal'), this is another album which not so much demonstrates bland consolidation but of having new songs which are the same quality as the old ones. It's strange that their audience is largely restricted to the US and Canada as those familiar with Travis will find much to admire in the slowly unwinding guitar lines of 'In Seville' and the steadfastly hopeful 'There Is A Light'. 'Snowbirds' and 'Consent' verge towards the twee but just about get away with it and 'Static In The Flow' is like a quiet indie-rock version of 'Unfinished Sympathy'. Like all good albums the subtleties reveal themselves to be more and more memorable after each listen.