T in the Park review: Astral Planes
ENSCONCED within the dark (and dry) T Break tent, New Jersey-born singer Jennifer Paley commands the stage, with a vocal style uncannily reminiscent of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O.
It's not clear whether the plastic-poncho-clad crowd are here for the music or the overhead canvas, but the Astral Planes (formerly known as Paper Planes) provide a pleasingly abrasive soundtrack for their shelter - a foot-stomping cacophony of 60s Spector pop, 70s New York punk and 90s Riot Grrrl.
Guitarist Christopher Haddow, obscured by a mop of hair, conjures a thrilling rockabilly twang at times, but there are a few numbers where the quartet sound almost too professional for the black-hearted rock they're resurrecting. Nevertheless, by the time they end their set with Doris Day, they've impressed enough to ensure that Astral Planes is a name worth remembering.
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