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Derry-London DIY Mavericks Return With Ambitious Concept Album: JPL

4/5 - Dripping with fervent soul... Backlash Cop is a brave and rewarding departure

Derry-London DIY Mavericks Return With Ambitious Concept Album

JamesBrown's 1968 black power anthem 'Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud' is something taken to heart by Jetplane Landing: four white - and very pasty - men from Derry and London.

It's been almost four years since the DIY crusaders released their masterful second album 'OnceLike A Spark'. Delightfully stubborn and sworn enemies of convention, their long-awaited new album eschews their usual heady mix of Fugazi angular diversions and precise Helmet riffing.

They've instead written an ambitious funk-tinged concept album celebrating African-American icons - jazz legends Dizzy Gillespie, poet Sonia Sanchez and '80s middleweight boxers - and New York punk-funk oddballs Les Savy Fav. Dripping with fervent soul and the best riffs Tom Morello never wrote, 'Backlash Cop' is a brave and rewarding departure for this headstrong quartet.

- Simon Young, Kerrang!

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