WHEN Dave Warner’s from the Suburbs Draw WHEN is drawn from Dave Warner’s 40-year archive of unrecorded songs. The two newest, I’m on Facebook but Where’s My Friends? and Snapchat depict different outcomes for the Suburban Boy of 1978 in the 21st-century digital domain. On the pop-delightful Facebook he ditches his computer, connects with humanity and (finally) enjoys “skin to skin most every night” (presumably not the mother/baby kind). On the frantic dance tune Snapchat he’s an internet stalker, thoroughly nasty and empowered by anonymity. Running Through Brixton was written in 1976 when Warner lived in London. The song channels a singersongwriter grasping for recognition and a volatile, multicultural district on a short fuse: “Running through Brixton with an axe in my hand / Feeling lotta shit inside I don’t understand.” Wimbledon (radically different from 1979’s Correct Weight version) and Old Guitars (written in the late 1980s) question the rock ’n’ roll dream, with the former fantasising about escape into sport and the latter lamenting entrapment. Warner himself has diversified into fiction, theatre and film. San Tropez is a nod to French noir while Last Night Jim Morrison Came to My Window is a surrealistic liberation of imagination a la Luis Bunuel. We Want a Kid is Alice Cooper-style hard rock, with a rich couple clamouring for the most perfect embryo money can buy. Impressively, Warner varies the musical and vocal identities of each song. Martin Cilia produced, co-wrote and played on every track. Old friends Tony Durant, Greg Macainsh, Greedy Smith and Mick Thomas feature. Warner likes to value-add. His 1978 debut Mug’s Game included a board game. WHEN’s lyric booklet features illuminating illustrations for each song.