STRANGE PLANES: South of Okay: LP/CD

Now and again, a pleasant surprise drops through my letterbox and this is one of them. Not a band I’d heard of at all previously but I’m pleased that someone took the time to send me a copy. Within just a handful of plays a good number of the tracks were settling down nicely in my head, with catchy riffs and refrains coming to the fore regularly. It’s well played indie punk that has melodies aplenty and intermittent moments of power. It took me a while to figure out who it reminded me of, but out of nowhere it hit me one morning: Woahnows, which makes sense as I like that band. –Rich Cocksedge (Bad Horror, badhorrorrecs.bigcartel.com)