No one could deny that Frausdots are the latest in a long line of US bands with a penchant for 80s Brit nostalgia but at least quoting lines from 'A Horse With Name' (by America, of course) shows a sense of humour. For much of the time, though, 'Couture, Couture, Couture' adds nothing to a revival of twenty year-old music. The new romantic stylings of 'Fashion Death Trends' inspire singer/songwriter/guitarist Brent Rademaker to give full vent to his vocals which err - far too regularly - towards the high camp (think Classix Nouveaux's Sal Solo meets David Bowie). Proceedings improve as the Interpol-aping crunching, echoed guitars usher in 'Soft Light', 'A Go-See' boasts a head-spinning chorus comparable to House Of Love's 'Destroy The Heart' and the deathly ballad 'Broken Arrow' is pure Echo And The Bunnymen. What frustrates is the way in which many of these songs start promisingly with a recognisable post-punk influence but then disappoint when the chorus arrives. Nevertheless, if Rademaker and his mulititude of co-musicians could refine their melodramatic style they could well be on to something here.