The emergence of Liars and Radio 4 in 2002 signalled the onslaught of shouty funk-punk hybrids. In a clear homage to British forefathers like The Clash and Gang Of Four, both of them surprisingly held their own in this previously limited field. Pilot To Gunner are another worthy addition to this growing brood. Just like Liars they seem obsessed with spiky guitar lines that are matched in their awkwardness by unwieldy lyrics that - thanks in no small part to Scott Padden's breathless and punchy vocals - are conveyed in an admirably coherent manner. Where they differ from Liars is that they deliver memorable choruses that could be termed anthemic; it is actually quite feasible to hear 'We Got Games At High Speed' as the soundtrack to an extreme sports programme such is its commercial viability. Furthermore, 'Every Minute Is A Movie', 'It's So Good To Be Here In Paris' and 'Put It In The Post' are built on a sound structure of escalating guitar riffs, full-blooded rhythm and gutsy vocals. Clearly a band who have hit on a winning formula, 'Games At High Speeds' is a fine album of unrelenting energy.