Read on Goldflakepaint
An important component of any good band is a clear sense of certainty
in their sound. It’s no good listening to something that’s confused, or
as a result of an uncertainty, seems like it’s chosen to be boring
instead (although I should be clear – that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy
the sound of band experimenting or trying something new). This
requirement is exactly why the new EP by Sailplanes is
something of a gem. Only three tracks long, it’s hardly going to tax
your ear or your time. But with a solid, comfortably delivered sassy
sound it’ll be an enjoyable ten minutes of post-punk, with female vocals
that are distinctly reminiscent of the excellent Life Without Buildings.
There’s a definitively relaxed feel to their cheery, noisy, jangly tunes and, on The Fox, some lovely girl/boy vocals from vocalists Stacey and Tim. “Blue, grey-green eyes”
they sing, in a lovely medley of sound. The effective use of boy/girl
vocals is rare outside of twee music and is something to be valued.
Sailplanes sound great and fun, and if you’re looking for a pleasant, charismatic, engaging listen, then look no further.