One of the best bands to come out of London recently, Hatcham Social make direct and passionate pop. Anyone who has seen their live shows knows the combination of magic and malevolence that infuses their songs, and this album is more of the same. Finn Kidd is the former Klaxons drummer, which will help answer questions about where nu rave has gone. With Fairas Badwan of The Horrors doing their artwork and Tim Burgess as Mr Manager, HS have no shortage of credentials to back them up. Fortunately they won’t be reliant upon this. Gritty and vivacious, Hatcham Social have a longer life expectancy than their day-glo siblings.