Listings for January 30th, 2009

APPEARING ON Friday, January 30th, 2009

The Aeroplanes

Indie/Pop

Free before 9pm, £4 thereafter

In 2006 The Aeroplanes ‘took to the skies’ playing gigs in Germany,
Switzerland and the US where they were invited to perform at the SXSW
festival in Austin, Texas. They also performed a full UK tour where
they sold out across the country. In 2007 bassist Stuart left the band
and was replaced by Vicky Edwards who created an instant rapport with
the lads; “You would think it would be strange joining a band where all
the members have grown up together, gone to school together, already
toured around the world and had success, but there hasn’t been one time
where I’ve felt weird or like a newcomer.” Once settled work on the new
album “Broken Hearts and Maladies” began.

Working with Mike Crossey (Arctic Monkeys), the album has been an
experience for all; “We have recorded in some amazing studios with some
top people” comments Ian McMillan (Drums), but whilst recording The
Aeroplanes didn’t stop they continued their hectic touring schedule
performing in major European cities such as Berlin, Oslo, Rome, Naples.
Opening for The Prodigy at the Gampel open air festival in Switzerland
they played live to a tv & radio audience of over two million
people.
Back home they have played with the Happy Mondays,The Zutons and The
Farm at the Leeds festival,Knowsley festival,Liverpool Arena and
headlining at the Mathew Street festival Their profile continues to
rise and their music is currently featured on several UK TV programs
such as Eastenders and the US based dramas Veronica Mars and Cold Case
providing them with worldwide exposure. 2008 promises to be the most
exciting yet for The Aeroplanes with eager anticipation surrounding
their new album and some exciting gigs in the pipeline.

Whatever happens though, the group are happy to simply ‘be’ as
guitarist Paul Crowe sums up quite nicely; “We are a very close knit
gang who want to be making great albums and playing together till
kingdom come. Music is the be all and end all for us



 

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