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Airport Girl - Honey I'm An Artist

  by Matthew Willson

published: 17 / 12 / 2001



Airport Girl - Honey I'm An Artist
Label: Matinee Recordings
Format: CD

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After two promising singles on the Fortuna Pop! label this album has been eagerly awaited for some time, and it certainly doesn't disappoint. A lovely invigorating package of lo-fi indie-pop, it's eag


After two promising singles on the Fortuna Pop! label this album has been eagerly awaited for some time, and it certainly doesn't disappoint. A lovely invigorating package of lo-fi indie-pop, it's eager to remind the listener of the joys of old-school indie rock. The influences seem quite broad, but touch on lots of old favourites. They've been compared to Belle and Sebastian but to me they seem more reminiscent of the Delgados, Pavement and the Pastels. The album kicks off in a reflective mood with some cute wistful slices of acoustic pop. On 'This Could Be the Start of Something Small' and 'I'm Wrong, You're Right' they use their 8-piece capacity to good effect while keeping the songs sparse, simple and catchy. Quiet strings, piano, melodica and an occasoinal trumpet all contribute to the rhythm of acoustic guitar and the laid back dreamy indie boy vocals. Some of the tracks take a while to grow on you, but after a few listens they'll leave you feeling really warm inside. Even if the thought of twee indie-pop gives you the shivers, I'd listen on - tracks like the singles "Power Yr Trip" and the long -titled but wonderfully catchy 'The Foolishness We Create through Love is the Closest We Come to Greatness' will give you a wake-up blast of fuzzy lo-fi power-pop with an older more punky indie sound. You'll want to dance right away. Believe me, it's a great antidote to too much serious post-rock... The album contains a lot more great moments - 'Love Runs Clean' takes the obligatory tearful break-up song and builds it into something with an understated power. 'Between Delta and Delaware' lays beautiful lyrics over a gorgeous summery sound that recalls the Pastels or Pavement at their best when it reaches it's lo-fi climax. After more Pixies-esque indie punk riffs ('Surf #7 Wave') the album closes out with a final goodbye from the lands of cute lo-fi. It's a touching and lively album and something that should please all the real indie kids out there.



Track Listing:-
1 This Could Be The Start Of Something
2 Power Yr Trip
3 I'm Wrong, You're Right
4 Home On The Range
5 Frostbite
6 Hey ! Crayola
7 Love Runs Clean
8 Between Delta and Delaware
9 The Foolishness That We Create Through Love
10 You Fill Me Up (I Lose)
11 Shine Like Stars


Label Links:-
http://matineerecordings.com/
https://www.facebook.com/matineerecordings



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Interview with Sean Price (2007)
Airport Girl - Interview with Sean Price
As a result of a succession of disasters it took three attempts and five years for Airport Girl to record their second album 'Slow Light'. Bassist and Fortuna Pop! owner Sean Price talks to Ben Howarth about it, and the band's development in the process from an indie pop into an Americana act
Interview with Sean Price (2003)


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