Almost still in short trousers, so young were these three Londoners when, ten years ago, they released their successful debut album To Lose My Life (featuring the classic Farewell To The Fairground). They immediately took up residence in the echelons of dark but accessible new wave and post-punk bands (alongside Joy Division, The Cure, Interpol and Editors) with something to say to the twenty-first century. Fifth album Five was released earlier this year, marking a clear progression in the angsty visions of singer/guitarist Harry McVeigh and his men, who now look the world assuredly in the eye. A development – and that’s no lie.