‘Other People’s Problems’ (FATCAT)
We must be about due a new wave of nu-rave, and, with their keening Klaxonic vocals, synth saturation, and pilfering of dubstep dynamics without the wobble, Breton could easily be its torch-bearers. Instead, band leader Roman Rappak delights in difficulty; ‘Pacemaker’ is a startling start, all broken-stereo beats and strings, while ‘Governing Correctly’ is minimalist mumbly funk. Last year’s amazing ‘The Commission’ remains a breathtaking disembodied sob, and ‘Interference’ is practically prime Spandau doing ‘Grounds For Divorce’. It may be too sporadically sketchy to have all the answers, but ‘Other People’s Problems’ provides far more ecstasy than agony.