"After four years away, Negotiations is a timely reminder of what The Helio Sequence can do when they're at the top of their game. Maybe a few more up-tempo songs wouldn't have hurt ('When the Shadow Falls' and 'Hall of Mirrors' definitely do that kind of thing well, particularly the latter, which hits new heights when placed in-between a mid-tempo song and an acoustic one, as it is here - respectively, 'The Measure' and 'Harvester of Souls'), but the album accomplishes its goals with a sense of style and elegance that never once verges on becoming overwrought. They can write some damn fine pop songs, too - 'Open Letter' is the album highlight, coasting along on a cascading melody that serves to remind us just how much we've missed this band. It took a near-catastrophe to bring Summers and Weikel to this point, but it turned out to be a blessing in disguise."

That's how we felt about the new album from The Helio Sequence (full review here) - but we're looking for people to share our thoughts with, and that's where you come in. We have the UK premiere of the album for you to check out before its release on September 10th via Sub Pop, and we want you to tell us if our verdict was right or wrong!

Listen to the album below, and make sure you check the band out at their show at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen (London) on September 20th.