Before reviewing this recording, there is one thing I need to get off my chest. Since the invention of the Compact Disc, there is no such thing as a double A-side single. Double A-side singles existed because, in the days of seven inch vinyl, said slab of vinyl had to have one song on each side and the band in question usually wanted radio stations to play one side more often than the other.
In fact, they might not have wanted the radio (or anyone else for that matter) to play the second side at all. But it had to be there because otherwise the back of the single would have been wasted space and even when B-sides were rubbish - which they frequently were - punters would have felt cheated if there had been no grooves on one half of their black plastic.
So any band claiming that their CD package - on one which song is put first, followed by another song, which comes second - is a 'double A side' automatically gets so far up my nose that they would have to be the remains of Joy Division, fronted by Carl Barat and produced by Steve Albini for me to forgive them. Autokat ain't that band.
That aside, they're not bad, and they sound enough like Joy Division on second 'A side' (kids, it's called the B-side) Short Circuit that I might be prepared to forgive them in the future. On Innocence, they sound a bit like the darker moments of A-ha, which is almost as good.
If they behave themselves with the packaging next time, they might just redeem themselves.