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The Irish Times Find Time To Review The Latest Album From Jetplane Landing

"They’re the elder statesmen of Northern Ireland’s post-hardcore scene, but don’t mistake Jetplane Landing for fusty old axemen."

 

They’re the elder statesmen of Northern Ireland’s post-hardcore scene, but don’t mistake Jetplane Landing for fusty old axemen. Now in their 14th year, the Derry quartet’s return to recording after a six-year gap isn’t a reinvention by any means. This is both a good and bad thing; while 'Don’t Try' is a fiery collection of clamorous riffs that is often enjoyable, when Andrew Ferris sneers “Hey maggots, get off my turf – I wrote sh*t like this fucking years ago,” on 'Beat Generation . . . Ha!' , it seems pointless to defend a territory that is far from innovative. The best songs are the rhythmically interesting ones such as 'Cortez & Columbus', when melody and deftness of touch isn’t smothered by the overbearing and unnecessary heavy-duty din. Solid, but not really that exciting. Facebook.com/jetplanelanding
 

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