"Some album news now and a big welcome back to Derry's Jetplane Landing who end a six-year absence with the excellent Don't Try. It is their first with new drummer Craig McKean (Fighting With Wire)."
"It was a pleasure to have JPL back in Cardiff and playing on such great form; this was a set of winners played with style and heart and it made us all realise how much we’d missed seeing them play."
"Jetplane Landing’s 'Don’t Try' is a blast of wild, emotive raw power, crackling with energy and zeal.. Sounds like – Bones of our fathers, maggots (getting off my turf), magnetic sea pulling me under, a Jetplane Landing."
"I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this band should have been huge, they’ve got a message, they’ve got hooks, they’ve got riffs and you can bet your life on it that they’ve got songs. Jetplane Landing, first class all the way!"
"Superb from start to finish, it's hard to imagine a better Irish rock album this year."
"After a six year hiatus the Derry born cabin crew are back, this time with an absolute beast of a record in 'Don’t Try'."
"After however many years out of the loop, Jetplane Landing are back, if you really thought they were ever gone, and stronger than ever... Roll on JPL5 and the next tour; I’ll be down the front, come say hey."
"A solid body of work that does more than a little to cement their place amongst contemporaries such as Biffy Clyro, Les Savy Fav, and even more legendary bands such as Refused and At The Drive-In."
"Andrew Ferris is at his incensed best, snarling “Hey maggots, get off my turf, I wrote shit like this fucking years ago.” down the mic... In truth, though, there’s barely anybody that’s come close to them in the intervening years."
Brace yourselves: it's time for part two of the Noise Annoys' interview with Jetplane Landing frontman and Smalltown America label founder Andrew Ferris. This week, Mr Ferris talks about his bandmates, recording in Derry and why they can't wait to tour their excellent new LP 'Don't Try'.
"This week, the first of a special two part interview with Jetplane Landing pilot Andrew Ferris celebrating the Derry band's belated return to the rock'n'roll fray after six years in hibernation with fourth LP 'Don't Try' and an imminent tour."
"Jetplane devotees and indeed fans of heavy yet melodic guitar abuse in the bulging vein of Jawbreaker/Helmet/Kerbdog will be in their element here."
"They’re the elder statesmen of Northern Ireland’s post-hardcore scene, but don’t mistake Jetplane Landing for fusty old axemen."
"Taken from their incredible new album 'Don’t Try', Derry quartet Jetplane Landing have released the video to their new single, ‘My Radio Heart’."
"More Than Conquerors really seem to have made [Glasgow] their second home and become an honorary member of the local scene. Then again, with music like this, who wouldn't welcome them with open arms?"
Smalltown America talent Little Bear & More Than Conquerors are featured and reviewed on #001 podcast.
No More Workhorse finds in More Than Conquerors' debut album a fusion of bone crunching, thunderous guitars, pounding drums and catchy vocals.
"Platt turns out to be something of a reluctant star in the making."
"There’s plenty going on in Northern Ireland at the minute... there are a number of bands rising up through the ranks and making a splash here in the UK."
"‘Everything I’ve Learnt’ is an album of self expression and journey in the face of adversity... It has the potential to create a big arena atmosphere... Hits you right in the chest with layer after layer of hard-hitting rock."
The newest single from More Than Conquerors, 'Pits of Old', was handpicked by The Thrash Hits for their #011 cloudcast.
"Play every show like it’s your last. We’re going to keep playing as hard as we can in as many new places as we can and hope people join in along the way."
"It is just what the British music scene and its followers have been waiting for."
'More Than Conquerors' have learnt well, putting together an accomplished and polished record that could potentially see them propelled towards the rock mainstream. An excellent album, this isn't going to be the last you've heard of 'More Than Conquerors'.
'More Than Conquerors' show more maturity and promise in this album than many bands who've been around for years.
This band is surely destined for greatness
Effortlessly side-stepping any first album jitters, its consistently powerful from start to finish.
If this album reflects one thing the band have learnt, it's how to write a damn good song.
After four years honing their craft, last month they released storming debut record 'Everything I've Learnt', which packs a one-two punch
The Belfast quartet's debut album 'Everything I've Learnt' should provide them with success of Biblical proportions if there's any justice.
Basically, it's the Bruce Lee of debut albums.
"Chock full of heavy riffs, soaring vocal-led melodies and existential lyrical content, Everything I've Learnt not only packs a hefty, catchy wallop, is delivered."
"It’s good, and it’s very good for a debut from a small British band."
"Kris: Support independent music; One Direction have enough money."
Ahead of their headline show in Whelans this October, Mark from Northern Irish rock act Little Bear talks about Other Voices, influences and the release of the band’s latest double-sided single.
STA bands are out again this Autumn including Axis Of, More Than Conquerors, Sullivan & Gold, Little Bear and Our Krypton Son.
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"Don't Try...taps into something very pure – the desire to be honest and true to yourself in all that you do."
"If there was a Single of the Week award this song would surely win it."
"Die! Die! Die! keep the pedal firmly to the floor on this highlight track from their fourth album ‘Harmony’ "
Sometimes a song’s title is enough to describe it. Twitching Sunshine is one such song.
Die! Die! Die! have released a music video for their song "Twitching Sunshine", which is up there with the strangest music videos we’ve seen all year!
"One listen isn't really satisfying enough though, like all good tunes, "Twitching Sunshine" leaves you wanting more."
"Dunedin’s [NZ] Die! Die! Die! propel themselves into every live show headlong as if it is their last. "
"Dunedin’s [NZ] Die! Die! Die! fire off a scorching propulsive missile with "Twitching Sunshine" a bludgeoning Exocet entwined of drums, scalpel like guitar lines, sickly sweet female backing vocals."
"Hailing from Dunedin, New Zealanders Die! Die! Die! have been tearing the ass out of the art punk sonic explosion – building a glowing reputation for their raw, white-knuckled attitude and breathtaking live shows."
"Die! Die! Die! haven’t gone soft. They’ve never sounded more creative, joyful or energetic."
"“This album is 11 tracks of pent up aggression, frustration, bewilderment and a sense of weird belonging,” says vocalist/guitarist Kris Platt. “It’s everything we’ve learnt.”"
"Belfast based newbies More Than Conquerors have just unveiled a stream of their new single, ‘Pits Of Old’."