Release Date: Apr 17, 2006
Record label: Independiente
Genre(s): Indie, Rock
This review really could have been the easiest of my career. All I would have to write is this: RIYL: The Faint, Cooper Temple Clause, Depeche Mode, Phones' production(Bloc Party's Silent Alarm)/remixes Futureheads, Annie, and desolate, sweeping British electro-pop on a serious industrial trip. But that would be lazy, possibly ineffective and ultimately comparing a band's accomplishments by placing them on a shelf next to some other bands with vaguely similar sounds.
Last year a window opened for 15 minutes - from the success of the Killers - for a new breed of indie dance bands to crawl through. The Bravery, Cut Copy and Whitey were among the more significant acts deft at synth rock. But it was Norfolk bohemian's White Rose Movement who had the best song with their debut, Love is a Number, in which singer Finn Vine's falsetto soared over histrionic, propulsive pop produced by Paul Epworth (Bloc Party, Futureheads).