Having first emerged at the end of the last decade as dubby Verve enthusiasts, capital based trio South seem to have taken a lifelong hiatus.
Coming back into the fold as they have now, it would have been both presumptuous and derivative to have expected more of the same, and thankfully, Joel Cadbury and his two accomplices don't disappoint.
'A Place In Displacement' sounds like New Order's 'Regret' fed through a time machine - or perhaps that should have said Digitech RP50 multi fx pedal? Whatever, South sound like a revitalised force on here, while bonus track 'Addiction To Fiction' is like hearing the best bits of the last Elbow and Spiritualized albums segued into three glorious minutes of melancholy excess.
7Dom Gourlay's Score