Last November, I went to visit a friend who is studying at Manchester University. After the initial shocks that come to someone living in London; the stark difference in temperature, the accents, and incredible selection of cheap and cheerful alcoholic beverages, something else becomes apparent – their dedication to the music scene.
‘Bergman Movies’, the debut single from “Planet Earth” arrives as the band’s two members move to London, from Manchester, and reunite with their musical family that includes Charlie Fink of ‘Noah and the Whale’ and Anna Knowles of “The Middle Ones”. Artistically borrowing from’ Frànçois’, and track title paying homage to Swedish film director ‘Ingmar Bergman’, ‘Planet Earth’ seem soon to be riding the crest of a new, creative and artistic wave.
Their stripped down lo-fi sound is warming. The video to ‘Bergman Movies’ shows the pair under umbrellas and bandstands, evading the late Winter British weather. The video compliments their sound wonderfully; the twangly guitars, the keyboard, and the stop-start choruses – all just conjure an image of warmth on a winter’s day.
With each season I end up creating everlasting playlists and compilations of songs to suit the mood and time of the year. As discussed with friends, Summer is always prime for this; so much music to evoke the high spirits and brief glimpses of sunlight we get in the Britain. Like last year, London looks set for a summer of twee indie-folk. Due for another summer of love, you should look no further than Planet Earth. The days are getting sunnier, and Planet Earth should definitely be joining this years playlists all round.