The shadow of the '80s looms large over this second single from South London sextet The Modern.
It has a confident strut about it though, and stops short of becoming too derivative, cranking up the guitars for the chorus to introduce Emma Cooke, who plays the boy-girl thing with other vocalist Chi Tudor-Hart to good effect. The lyrics are ambiguous - "she always dreamt of a new position on the floor" seems to refer to a factory (or does it?!) but the chorus contains the rousing theme "you could be my industry".
With the chorus in mind it's worth remembering that danceable 'rock' has been done before to varying degrees of success, with Sunscreem on the plus and Republica on the minus. This, however, has enough vitality to see it home.