With a new album to follow later in the year, Birmingham's Broadcast have served up a six-track mini-album to whet the appetite. Early indications suggest they may be travelling down the fashionable electro-clash route with the lead-off track, but they execute it with customary dignity and maintain their usual levels of maverick charm. More typically for them are the dramatic percussion of 'One Hour Empire'and 'Violent Playground'; a return to their 60's-indebted French cinema sound. Their outstanding moment is 'Still Feels Like Tears': their most conventional melody but it boasts a rich arrangement that points to a band still very much at the top of their game. The somewhat random experimentation of the closing 'Minus Two' mars an otherwise top quality performance but Broadcast are still cocooned in their own world and should be cherished for it.