Swedish new wave band The Search are back with a new album, A Wave from The Sidelines. The twelve tracks are pure 80's homage, cut straight from the cloth of New Order, Depeche Mode and OMD. The songs are radio ready, the synths are clever, the beats danceable and the vocals silky smooth, Everything one would expect from the 80's bands mentioned above and that is part of the problem. For all the strength this album shows, and it shows plenty, it is also completely derivative. Rather than taking influence from the era and finding its own sound, this is an album of pure regurgitation, copying rather than channelling the new wave influences. Stream and buy A Wave From The Sidelines at the link below.