“Nobody carries around change anymore / They wait for it to come…” begins the socially aggrieved debut from Regressive Left. But though their frustrations might tally with many other young bands from the city, the trio vent their spleen in intriguingly different ways – their disjointed, pulsing art-rock and characterful vocals owing far more to Talking Heads than any of post-punk’s more ubiquitous recent influences. If ‘Eternal Returns’ refers to the depressingly cyclical nature of this thing we call life, then Regressive Left are at least attempting to put an interesting spanner in the works of their own theory. – LISA WRIGHT, DIY MAGAZINE

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