Air are as French as rudeness and sheep burning yet thankfully far, far easier on the soul. Never ones to wheel out a sudden maximal dubstep grindie direction, So Light Is Her Footfall is a blissful guitar and string laden return to Virgin Suicides territory, tipping its beret to both Shaved Fish era Lennon and Histoire De Melody Nelson period Gainsbourg. As this suggests, the influences here are very prevalent, almost dominant. Regardless, it seems wilfull not to enjoy an act who so deftly immerse themselves in a world where cigarettes make you look cool, furniture is merely a conduit for faux fur and women are all, without fail, fit.

Ian Mcquaid