Album Review ‘Boredom and Joy’ from ‘Jets Overhead’ – great alternative rock @jetsoverhead
INTRODUCING ‘JETS OVERHEAD’ WITH ‘BOREDOM AND JOY’.
Combine the sounds of Radiohead, the pop sense of The Feeling and the indie-rock influence of The Vaccines, and you have yourself a cocktail called Jets Overhead.
The Canadian band, made up of Jocelyn Greenwood, Luke Renshaw, Antonia Freybe-Smith, Piers Henwood, and Adam Kittredge, first came onto the scene in 2003 with their self-titled EP Jets Overhead, which made it to Number 42 on the CMJ charts.
Working with Producer Emery Dobyns (think the dreamlike sounds of Noah and the Whale…) their album was recorded at Stratosphere Sound and Flux Studios in NYC and is their third album to date. Throughout their years of success, they’ve managed to bag a nomination for New Group Of The Year in 2007 and have toured with the likes of The Temper Trap and The Frames internationally. Previous successful album No Nations also won Monday Magazine’s Favourite Album of 2009.
‘Dreamy rock’ is the perfect description of their music, because you not only become entranced by the melody, but the vocals mean you find yourself coming to the end of the album before you realise you’ve been listening to it for so long – it’s such an easygoing album, and I can picture myself cruising along a country road, car top down and shades on (I can dream, right?).
Describing themselves and their album, Jets Overhead say ‘we made an album about love, freedom, heartbreak, loyalty, distance, hope, loneliness, boredom, and joy’, you can hear clearly through the album that they touch on the many emotions of a relationship that many of their fans will have felt too.
Personal favourites of mine include These Girls Are Friends Of Mine (great to chill out to and reminded me of the Vaccines) and Beach Dream (rockier, more upbeat and fun). The whole album had a kind of Coldplay feel to it but with their own twist, making them a mix of different artists yet individual in their own right. If you call yourself an alternative rocker, then get listening!
Word by Holly Braine, copyright popledge 2012. Follow Holly here for more music ramblings! https://twitter.com/hollieeemary