London Plane brings a marked evolution in their sound on their second album, Bright Black. The New York City six-piece brings on a darker, more complex, larger sounding, melancholic gothic rock feel on this, their sophomore album, in comparison to their more pop-focused 2018 debut New York Howl.
London Plane consists of David Mosey (lyrics, guitar and vocals), Jessica Cole (vocals), Bryan Garbe (drums), Grant Parker (bass), Julian Tulip (synths), and Kristofer Widholm (guitar).
Highlights include the pop dream “Come Out Of The Dark”, the groovy bass-laden “Francesco” (an Italian version is also included), and the self-titled “Bright Black”.
Elements of Bauhaus and Siouxsie & The Banshees are present and obvious inspirations, but there’s more to London Plane. Bright Black is a fresh take on the Batcave ‘80s sound, with added elements of modern rock. With the recent revival of ‘80s artists (most notably Kate Bush with “Running Up That Hill”), here’s hoping London Plane deservedly finds a consistently larger audience with the current shifting musical trend.
London Plane has a bright future ahead of them and after hearing Bright Black it will be interesting to see what they have to offer in years ahead.
SPILL ALBUM REVIEW: LONDON PLANE – BRIGHT BLACK