a brilliant debut from montreal’s suuns, a record rife with imagination & a desire to escape being pigeonholed as simply indie rock. this is a warm yet dark, propulsive collusion of electronic pop, post-punk & experimental rock - one that allows the group to musically shapeshift without losing any of the sense of tension & unease that runs throughout the record. during tracks like ‘gaze’ tightly wound guitars & bass ring & buzz atop metronomic, powerhouse drumming, with singer ben shemie’s cool, detached vocals acting as a nervy counterweight as he delivers falsely assuring lines. from the death disco & razor-sharp guitars of ‘arena’ through to the motorik momentum of ‘sweet nothing’ they effortlessly sculpt accessible songs from experimental building blocks, frequently using noise & space as actual hooks. “a startlingly assured calling card” 4/5 – the skinny, 8/10 – nme.