Released in 1991, My Bloody Valentine's 'Loveless' remains in many people's eyes the definitive shoegazing record. Some eleven years later, the previously unheard of Xinlisupreme from Japan have made their bid for the crown with an album which treads a fine line between noise and tunefulness. 'Tomorrow Never Comes' is certainly a more confrontational record and sometimes no matter how far you look beneath the dense swamp of effects and feedback it's hard to find a melody, perhaps because there isn't always one to find. First track 'Kyoro' is a case in point but eventually the unsubtle pneumatic drill approach gives way to a satisfying punk riff. Interestingly there's more than one track which recalls the mighty 'Bloodrush' from Bark Psychosis. The wonderfully-titled 'All You Need Is Love Was Not True', although submerged in layers of guitars, actually contains a sumptuous melody and lyrics moaned incomprehensibly by a sombre vocalist whereas 'Amarylis' features less white noise but does boast a distorted string section and percussion; both songs are disarmingly attractive. All this sounds faintly irrelevant though, compared to the barnstorming 12-minute 'Fatal Sisters Opened Umbrella', a track every bit as epic and 4AD-like as its title suggests. Time will tell whether this album proves to be a classic but it certainly brings its rewards for perseverance.