The sound of Manchester‘s Working For A Nuclear Free City is a hodge-podge of jangly and noisy indie-pop, electronic music, and cinematic psychedelia-a recipe for either total brilliance or a complete bust. Although the elements sound familiar at first, the songs here are neither tired nor clichÈ Blighty bop. Rather, everything shimmers with sublimity. “Quiet Place” rolls with the tempo and tone of a long, sullen train journey, while “England” is a timeless, pastoral pop tune unconcerned with London city trends. The rest of the album offers equally anorak-safe Northern drift. Sounds like the work has paid off.