Live at Leeds Festival 2002 on Friday, 23rd August 2002
There's nothing like a touch of band-bashing and crowd incitement to get the juices flowing, so when Jetplane Landing guitarist Andrew Ferris announces a desire to see poor, hyped 'industry' bands getting a good kicking from festival goers you immediately sense this will be the best-spent thirty minutes of the day. The band sit slightly to one side on the whole music business debate, their DIY ethics and successful self-recorded album lending to an opinion that good bands are all around and not necessarily those you hear about day in day out: "Unsigned equates second-class in those people's minds, that's fucked up."
Those in the know have turned out in force for the indescribable Anglo-Irish four-piece, and the song requests reign in throughout. "What's the next song called? Go on shout it out..." introduces fan-favourite This is not Revolution Rock, which is quickly followed by My Fundamental Flaw and What the Argument has changed.
Jetplane Landing mix up emo, indie, lo-fi and punk with true to life lyrics and sound totally fresh and unique. Diverse? Point proven when the UK press has likened them to Shellac, Elliot Smith, Jesus Lizard and At The Drive-In. This really is how the summer should end, a truly awesome show and an inspiration to all 'unsigned' artists out there...