Wire were considered too old and too unfashionable to be part of the punk scene even back in 1977, so logic would dictate that they should be in nursing homes by now. However, in a reversal of fortunes, Wire are a name to be frequently dropped by many of today's indie artist who harbour a fondness for art rock and subversion. 2003's 'Send' is anything but the kind of album you'd expect from a group of men in and around their 50s. It features a mix of keyboards and distortion topped off with an omnipresent threat to take over the listener's mind. Surprisingly their closest comparisons might be early Killing Joke particularly on 'The Agfers Of Kodack' and 'Spent' but it's the nightmarish industrial menace of 'You Can't Leave Now' that lingers longest in the memory. Proof enough, that even in veteran status, Wire are more punk rock now than ever.