Late in 2006 MAKE GOOD YOUR ESCAPE released their album "Never Look Back Here Again" which rock sound magazine nailed as "Beautifully understated blasts of art-rock noise" while Kerrang! put down their axes to proclaim the record as "a debut album to make most other bands jealous". And they weren''t incorrect. Because "Never Look Back Here Again" is stuffed to the gills with all manner of passionate guitar outbursts and epic choruses, the majority of which are delivered with the sort of face-crunching ferocity and rhythmic adventurousness which has made their windswept live shows so outstanding. The exception to the longplaying rule is this new standout single, ''Real'', which finds the band taking their foot off the berserk pedal and shimmering for several reflective moments before cunningly building towards some kind of euphoric musical release. As orthodox single releases go, ''Real'' ticks the box marked ''challenging'' and then some. As played by articulate young men with guitars in their hearts ''Real'' sees MAKE GOOD YOUR ESCAPE hereby take their frightful place in the intelligent rock pantheon alongside EDITORS, INTERPOL and BLOC PARTY.