The House of Love Days Run Away (V2) These days, it's harder to think of bands that haven't reformed than those who have. It seems Britain's new wave of rock bands has moved everyone from the Wedding Present to the Go Betweens to pick up the thread again. But when The House of Love singer Guy Chadwick turfed guitarist and fellow songwriter Terry Bickers out of the tour bus onto the hard shoulder of a motorway in England after a row more than a decade ago, it seemed a reconciliation was as likely as Sonny and Cher remarrying. But the late-80s indie darlings who surfed the post-Smiths wave of jangly guitar band mania beloved of students are back, and it's as if they never went away. Days Run Away is a familiar collection of appealing, gently melodic songs that might not rekindle such burning moments as the anthemic Shine On, but shows the duo have a musical connection beyond their fractured friendship. While bittersweet opener Love You Too Much and the irresistible single Gotta Be That Way stand out at first, it's the subtleties of Already Gone and Kit Carter that linger. There may be plenty of younger contenders out there right now, but the House of Love's return at least reminds us of a musical time when the world was a far simpler place.