It's a case of "spot the reference" for the first EP from New Yorkers The Opposite Sex. Thanks to the ghostly howl of frontman Shawn Helton and the angry guitars behind him, 'Doll House' makes for an arresting but slightly contrived start. 'The Sound' is a track which offers a good attempt at capturing the blistering energy of early Joy Division whilst final song 'All Consuming' explores the grim, drone-heavy work of Crispy Ambulance. 'Ceremony', however, is a melancholic jangly tune; a more refined take on their post-punk sound and perhaps the clearest indication of a new group establishing their identity. This will surely be the best way forward for The Opposite Sex, even if they are exemplary imitators.