From the relatively obscure town of Shipley in the UK, Johnny Poindexter are a fascinating prospect. Like fellow Yorkshire dwellers Hood their music is both melancholy and highly experimental yet somewhere in between they produce songs which are compelling and original. Using a number of guest vocalists, the results are unsurprisingly varied. 'We Meet By Accident' is where their songs first hit home; a collision of grimy post-punk and drone rock reminiscent of Six By Seven's early work. The title track is similarly styled but even more harrowing; its lyric of "No one gets out alive" convinces on every scale. Make no mistake, this is not a record for the faint hearted; 'Headswim' piles on the paranoia and angst whilst beyond the fairy-tale wind chimes of 'Madeline' there lurks a chilling message. Crucially Johnny Poindexter reveal a layer of vulnerability on 'Audrey Tautou' and 'G Repeater' just to prove this isn't a trawl through goth posturing. Far from it, this is a deep, dark record that should please followers of obscure Factory records whilst the more modern, haunting soundscapes should ensnare a new generation of miserablists.