The White Rose Movemement are named after a German group which opposed the Nazis in World War II. Yet even more indicative of their musicial outlook is the title of the final song on their album, 'Cruella', for this is a record delivered with a permanently curled lip; mannered, cold and austere. Once again, WRM are an act heavily influenced by the Eighties, concentrating in particular on synth pop and white funk and even Joy Division ('Love Is A Number' blatantly steals from the bassline to 'Transmission'). Like their image, the songs of the band seem so stylised that 'Kick' is the aural equivalent of a fashion shoot but occasionally they are remarkable for the right reasons. 'Girls In The Back' is a likeable single thanks a punchy new wave hook but they really hit their stride on 'Speed' where they appear to shed their robotic approach to produce a testosterone-fuelled slice of urgent post-punk above the constantly chugging guitars. However, they will need to produce songs like that on a more consistent basis if they want to be accepted as a movement rather than a mere fad.