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Another Form of Relief
It was a couple of years ago that I first encountered The Sailplanes. A London band by way of Berlin, they made the kind of noisy, scrappy rock that was so good I even branded them as one of our Great British Hopes. Since then, the band have returned to London, and have decided to take a more refined approach to their style. As the band themselves put it, they have been focusing on “toning down the abrasive sounds, and concentrating more on playing our fucking instruments”. It seems to have paid off though. The songs on this new EP certainly seem to be more clearly constructed, with a number of little flourishes and details pushing out from the noise. Not that the band have been entirely gentrified. The Sailplanes are still a little rough around the edges, and all the better for it.