OPERATOR - I, BANANA

What if Stereolab decided to incorporate noise rock into their sound? Well, there's a good chance you'd end up with something not unrelated to Brooklyn's Operator.

Banal comparisons aside, the way that Operator expertly weave in and out of motorik beats, guitar squalls and synth squelch on their debut EP, Puzzlephonics, is pretty remarkable. It's surprisingly coherent, and across the five tracks on display the band patiently explores grooves and melodies without resorting to mimicry or pastiche.

'I Banana' is a strong introduction, showing off all the above characteristics across a brisk three minutes, leaving you eager to explore the rest of the record. It's filled with airy spaces, deadpan vocals and abrasive post-punk guitars. Get involved immediately and pick up the lovely red tapes they've got available.