By Jetplane Landing
Although steered away of late from the noise frenzy that is their live show, Jetplane Landing have reverted from the popular emo-lite indie sound of recent recordings to produce another savage emo-punk rock record a la What the argument... As an avid fan of the band myself, being additionally blessed with four tracks, including personal favourite My Fundamental Flaw, has done their new EP no end of favours when it comes to writing this review. An Upheaval is an immense blast; while catchy repetition makes for an easy, memorable sing along chorus. But it isn't the lead track either, though is an obvious stand out at the end. Which brings me to my only criticism. With Jetplane Landing, the listener usually has the luxury of diversity, not only in the intricacies of the guitar work and Andrew Ferris' excellent vocals but also in the fact that each release will vary intelligently across a number of rock styles. Such variation makes for interesting, attention-grabbing listening and I feel this particular EP is let down by being too similar throughout all four-tracks. When the first moment that really hits you is the chorus of the final track, it's difficult to ignore the fact that the preceding tracks have merged into one, even on many a repeated play. That said, I still like it, and would still recommend this EP to anyone... I am a Jetplane Landing fan afterall.