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Maps Review 'Carousel'

'Will have you singing along before you even realise everyone else on the bus is looking at you'

Rock Sound Review 'Backlash Cop'

By far Jetplane's most consistent work to date

Across The Line Review 'Carousel'

'A riot of ear-shredding beats and belligerence'

No Clarity Review 'Carousel'

'They kicked out the spiky Dr. Robotnik jams like we’re 11 years old again on the final level of Mario Bros 3!'

Plastic Ashtray Review 'Carousel'

'The fun of Pavement fed through an Amiga 500'

Sound Of Violence Talk To JPL's Andrew & Jamie About 'Backlash Cop'

"If you download our record, love it, can afford to go out and buy it but if you don’t, then you’re an asshole because you’re killing the wrong type of band. Do that to the Artic Monkey’s - they can afford it" - Andrew

Big Cheese Magazine Review 'Backlash Cop'

'New, exciting, musically incredible and politically fervent, so it's near on perfect' - 4/5

Drowned In Sound Review 'Who Invented Love?'

'Welcome to a harmony-led paradise...' - 8/10

AU Magazine Review 'Who Invented Love'

'One of the finest, self-assured debuts you're likely to hear this year. Get ready to fall in love'

AU Magazine Review 'Who Invented Love'

'They sound like The Ramones gatecrashing the prom scene in Grease'

Playlouder Review 'Who Invented Love'

'Perfectly walks the line between sexiness and innocence' - 4/5

Comfort Comes Review 'Who Invented Love?'

'Brilliant and refreshing' - 8/10

Boomkat Review 'Who Invented Love?'

'Sounds like the kind of raw American songcraft of Paul Westerberg'

Tangents Review 'Who invented Love?'

'There is something so magically perfect in those songs'

Music News Review 'Who Invented Love?'

'A debut album Paul Westerburg would be proud of'

Sweeping The Nation Review 'Who Invented Love'

'Weezer, Superchunk-esque power-pop outfit reimagining a David Lynch soundtrack'

No Rock And Roll Fun Review 'Who Invented Love?'

'A David Lynch soundtrack for a film even he might be a little scared of'

Road Records Review 'Who Invented Love?'

'The real emphasis of the album is pure fun'

Drowned In Sound Review 'Carousel'

'Bring the (highly-tuneful, electro) noise!'

Music News Review 'Carousel'

'A swirling, fantastical whirlpool of electronica'

Obscure Sound Review 'Who Invented Love?'

'The Young Playthings delivered an interesting live set by dressing up in pink trucker hats and reading erotic fiction to a crowd of sexually anxious teenagers. Even with their shocking on-stage antics and their emphatic personalities, The Young Playthings are churning out some very solid music.'

AU magazine Talk To TYPT About 'Who Invented Love?'

"Everyone who has ever been in love helped invent it" - Bateman

JPL's Jamie Talks To AU About His Pet Hates

"Stick them in a room with PJ Harvey and let her kick the shite out of them" - Jamie

Corporate Anthems Review 'Who Invented Love'

'Playful and/or bruised Weezer/Superchunk power pop'

Sound Of The Suburbs Review 'Who Invented Love?'

'Anyone know who invented love? They have a hell of a lot to answer for!'

Plan B Review 'Oppenheimer'

'When bands sound like they're living in the wrong continent, the strange becomes alluring'

Losing Today Review Clone Quartet's 'Carousel'

'A crookedly alluring portion of schizoid electro candy pop'

Corporate Anthems Review 'Backlash Cop'

'The rapid fire vocalled grab-you-by-the-throat'

Drowned In Sound Review 'Oppenheimer'

'Pop Disco for Electro Punks' - 8/10

Fun, Fun, Fun Review 'Backlash Cop'

Jetplane Lands After Long Delay

Rock Sound Magazine Review 'Oppenheimer'

'Fantastic fuzzy noise' - 8/10

Drowned In Sound Talk To Oppenheimer

“We always get the Robert Oppenheimer (inventor of the atomic bomb) thing, but it was just a name that we liked the sound of. From now on, I shall tell everyone that it was after Alan Oppenheimer, so thank you!” - Rocky

AU Magazine 'In The Studio' With Jetplane Landing

'Cahir wanted to to call the album, ‘In Bin Laden’s Mountain’ but we went for ‘Backlash Cop’ in the end.'

BBC NI Review 'Oppenheimer'

'An electro blast that should keep you smiling throughout summer and even beyond that'

Remix Mag Review 'Oppenheimer'

'Sugary pop hooks cause cavities'

Copacetic Zine Review 'Oppenheimer'

'Fuzzed-out guitars, and breathy, youthful vocals'

Amplifier Magazine Review 'Oppenheimer'

'The manipulative songwriting smarts of Daft Punk with the elegant arrangements of The Postal Service'

Retro Low-Fi Review 'Oppenheimer'

I am still having to check those liner notes to ensure that, yes, there are only two people at the helm

Drowned In Sound Live Review Of 65daysofstatic

'Be sure to get a proper nights sleep beforehand' - 7/10

FREE Magazine Review The STA All-Dayer

'The riffs come thick and fast, accompanied by sweeping violin, and the songs sprawl out before the audience like great works of art being unfolded'

Andrew Goes Way Into One For Backlash Magazine

"What the fuck am I? EmoBands'r'Us? "Really appreciate it", I bet you fucking would - you fucking weirdo." - Andrew

Andrew Post-Truck Festival Interview

'If you want to buy new a new car then go see EMI'

Kerang! Give JPL KKKK FOr Truck Festival Performance

'The front row sing along to virtually every word' - KKKK

Culture Deluxe Live Review Of The Young Playthings

'Think We Are Scientists only better'

Music News Interview The Young Playthings

'Theres a lot of man-love in this band'

Dead Journalist Interview & Review Wither Oppenheimer

'Oppenheimer... may be the best synth-pop album of the year'

Music News Review 'Yr So Fit (For Me)'

'Yr So Fit edges them close to new favourite band category' - 5/5

Jukebox Review ' Yr So Fit (For Me)'

'Sunny, optimistic, romantic'

The Downloader On The Young Playthings

'Sun-scorched power pop that drips with the sass of teenage abandon'

TYPT's Bateman Talks To Play Louder

'My favourite bands have always been those who reach for things beyond their means...' - Bateman