Belfast four piece V//Formation haven't just been scouring their computer keyboard for some weird characters that will make their name leap off the page (or annoy reviewers everywhere: see Forward "it's not an 'i' it's an inverted exclamation mark dude" Russia!) Oh no V////////!!!!!formation have also been listening a lot to Placebo, Pixies and JJ72 for it is an ear pleasing blend of the 3 amongst pinches of Interpol and The Walkmen that make up the two songs on this their proper debut. Gosh is it on 7" vinyl? Who would of thought of doing that these days? Fortunately there is no ambition to trouble the charts with this release, just to follow the recently laid down formula for indie labels everywhere and it is perhaps this that means there is something of the recipe about V//Formation. It's not their fault and there is enough to encourage future jaunts which will escape the bounds of a marketing schedule. The NME doth like them and there fore the sun will come up in the morning for V//Formation and their managers shall sleep safe in their well styled beds.