Welsh Alt-rockers, Stars And Flights, stormed onto the scene this time last year with their debut album ‘Dropping Anchors’ in March, 2012. Now, they’re back to throw more songs at us. 3, to be precise. Their latest EP, entitled ‘Ruin’ takes you through a mixture of emotional themes – touching on topics of death and rebirth, it’s hardly the happiest of EP’s but makes up for it with it’s energetic imprint and blissful vocal style.
Cascading from the technical, stirring, styles of ‘Ruin’ to the initial downbeat pace of ‘The Lights Went Out’ and ending on the hasty-nature of ‘Inhale/Exhale’, Stars & Flights show what they’re capable of. That is – creating a diverse and varied album which all centres around a familiar sounding benchmark.
‘Ruin’ blasting in with it’s heavy footed introduction suddenly fades out to introduce James on vocals who talks about “Going back to the start”. Unlike the other tracks, whose melodic premise overlooks the lyrics – Ruin is very much centred around sincere words documented in the track.
Ending on ‘Inhale/Exhale’ adds a real kick to the whole EP as the band play around with their undoubtedly professional playing style. Heavier riffs and their uniquely high pitch guitar inserts add to create a hectic piece of music which blends together to create an atmospheric, noisy, piece of music. I imagine this track to be huge in a live environment, as it dives all over the place in an unpredictable format.
Keep your eyes on Stars And Flights this year.
Stars And Flights – The Lights Went Out
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