Last year it was Weevil and this time it's the turn of Whitey. Nathan J. Whitey to be precise, who follows a similar course in New Order-style electro-pop, adding a dash of shoegazing and a sprinkling of Whitey's own rather muted vocals. Yet even though those vocals make Bernard Sumner seem like an elated opera singer by comparison, Whitey's skills in songwriting and all-round musicianship (he plays virtually all the instruments on this record) make up for any shortfalls. Most tracks are driven along by Whitey's bass in a manner Peter Hook would approve of but there are plenty of surprises along the way. The first few songs stick close to the electro-clash template, 'Can't Go Out, Can't Stay In' offers up an image of The Jesus And Mary Chain covering the The Beach Boys, 'Non Stop' is stomping glam rock and 'The Light' witnesses an endearing croon from Whitey together with some authentic vinyl static that adds to the wartime flavour of the track. The real attraction, though, is the studied cool and sense of eerieness that is all over the likes of 'Tantrum' and 'Halfway Gone'. Another reason to look back on the '80s with genuine fondness.