When Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin decided that they'd follow-up their 2010 record, Let It Sway, they did what any self-respecting component of the post-2000 mumblecore revolution would do; retreat to their parents' attic. Then, if the 2011 release and reissues of their demo collection Tape Club and 2005 album, Broom taught us anything, it was that the group were prepared to regress a little. This resulting LP, Fly By Wire, follows a trajectory similar to their early material; exchanging the conventional choruses and tight drum kits of 'Back in the Saddle' and 'Evelyn' for a step away from the mic into the attic abyss.

The unrefined nature of the record, perpetuates an air of unpredictability and volatility. This allows more conventional songs like 'Ms Dot' and 'Nightwater Girlfriend' to maintain and askew your expectations, however, it does feel like they could've gone a step further with the production. Had Philip Dickey's saccharine vocals had to compete with the raucous band a little more, it would've established a further tension to songs which are generally bitter in sentiment. As a complete piece and in terms of production, 'Cover All Sides' feels like the direction Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin need to head in.

Will Knauer's arpeggiated guitar is often at the centre of songs, making all kinds of melodic implications and adapting textures freely. Whether you're attracted by his cyclical acoustic offerings, the gaunt rhythmical style he displays on 'Nightwater Girlfriend' or the slabs of distorted guitar laid on many slippery choruses, the most memorable aspects of each song often end up leaking from Knauer's fingertips.

'Lucky Young' simmers with the frustrations of apathetic youth, juxtaposing Dickey's larvae vocals and repetitive instrumental nuances; The Wrens' influences on the group are apparent throughout the record, and the entangling relationship between guitars can't help but feel like a progression from the barer hooks of Let It Sway. The melodically angular nature of the songs is probably the most idiosyncratic and consistent element to the songwriting on Fly By Wire. If you try let your ears lead the way on songs like 'Bright Leaves' or title track, 'Fly By Wire', you'll be harassed by impulsive, emotive changes in the music.

It's difficult to know whether Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin have managed to recapture the essence of what they were in the beginning, the man died in 2007. This is however, the most honest record they've produced in years. "God damn, they're coming from all sides," a comparison between 'Cover All Sides' and 'Harrison Ford' depicts how the trio have searched their subconscious's, instead of ethos-type obsession with a song type that we saw on Let it Sway. Though, now we've seen the four corners of the attic, we haven't found anything groundbreaking, but rather ten enjoyable songs.