A revival in German new wave is hardly likely to send hearts-a-flutter. Arguably its most famous product was Trio's novelty hit 'Da Da Da' which soon became better known on UK shores as the accompaniment to a kitchen appliance commercial. No such worries with Robocop Kraus whose involvement with new wave noises is based on the skinny tie-wearing, edgy rock variety so much so that they can more than hold their own with the NYC scene. Trademarked by 2003's 'Fashion' single - all two and a half minutes of shouted choruses, extravagant keyboard interludes and intense guitar work - this quintet are capable of producing anthems amongst them the similar 'Danny I Passing'. Pointing to a longer term outlook are the piano-led 'Things Don't Work Out That Way' and 'Uri Is At It Again', both slower, more melodic efforts. Unwieldy band name aside, this is a record that promises much.