On one visit to Revolution Records I ask for a quick listen of New Wave, the debut album from The Auteurs. I’m hooked after 25 seconds of opening track Show Girl.

Of the bands featured in Select’s famous 1993 Union flag waving “Yanks Go Home” feature, The Auteurs are the only one whose lead singer (Luke Haines) has since gone on to record concept albums about German terrorists and the golden age of British wrestling. His two-part autobiography is refreshingly and unfailingly scornful.