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New Meetup: People In Planes @ Mercury Lounge

From: Rachel
Sent on: Friday, July 25, 2008 12:34 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Indie/BritPop Fans United!!

What: People In Planes @ Mercury Lounge

When: August 25,[masked]:30 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Another early show at The Mercury...

People In Planes 7:30
Skybombers 6:30
Mon 8/25

People In Planes

Instead of rising through the often-fickle English pop music scene, People in Planes forged their own version of a British musical invasion when they caught the ear of New York-based Wind-up Records during a transatlantic musical voyage that launched their career. First, with an introductory EP and the alternative/college rock chart single ?If You Talk Too Much (My Head Will Explode)? ? hailed by Billboard as ?a first burst of brilliance? ? the band quickly caught American ears (as well as eyes with a video directed by Joaquin Phoenix). They followed with their debut album, As Far As The Eye Can See?, which Decoy praised as ?a near-flawless, jaw-dropping piece of modern rock,? and toured the U.S. with such diverse acts as The Bravery, Blue October, VHS or Beta and The (International) Noise Conspiracy.


Youth. Energy. Rock and Roll. Since the 1960?s this combination has propelled thousands of youngsters into garages, with borrowed guitars, broken drums and a swiftly taught power chord.

The story for Skybombers is no different; it begins with the ejection of one member from his high school orchestra, as a result of some ?living end? style double bass standing. The word went out, guitars were borrowed, drumkits were dusted off and re-assembled. The first rehearsal began with silence; two boys, having hated each other since a fistfight in year eight, now found themselves sitting in awkward silence, waiting for the remaining two members to arrive. Four words were said: ?How are you?? Good, how are you? Good.?

The lads wrote songs based on those of the bands they loved, 1960?s garage pop, 1970?s rock and roll, early punk, 1990?s grunge and Britpop. The Kinks, The Clash, You Am I, The Easybeats, Oasis, The Hives. The racket echoed outta the suburban garage and straight into another era. The youth and the energy still remained.

Skybombers are about energy, they?re about melody, they?re about 4 A.M., they?re about being so drunk that you can?t stand still, so your only option is to dance. Most of all, they are about being young. Everyone can relate to that!

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