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Fast Five: Desert Planes



How did you meet and what’s the story behind your band name?

Ben and I met years ago in our school/college years. We played together in a band for a year or so and after that often collaborated on other projects until we decided to form our own.

The name ‘Desert Planes’ came from a documentary I watched on an airplane graveyard based in the desert of south west america. Most parts of these old machines are dismantled and reused, or recycled as scrap metal to make something completely new. I guess from a creative perspective I could relate to that. Robust and mechanical imagery interests and unnerves me a lot.

How would you describe your music?

We have varied musical interests that seem to meet at the border of indie rock, if that in anyway categorizes it. We like a solid beat a good melody and reverb on guitars…. lots of it.

What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?

So far we have recorded our first E.P and played some shows around the UK. The E.P. was made at Parr Street studios in Liverpool with producer Rich Turvey at the helm. Our first single ‘Wake in Fright’ has now been released, so we’re rehearsed and geared up for some up coming shows and then releasing our next one.

If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?

I often imagine singing ‘Rich Girl’ with Hall & Oates and then wonder if it would be possible to come down with both feet on the ground afterwoulds.

What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album?

I would have to choose The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961–1991 by Bob Dylan. That way you got three discs in one.