The Plane Sailors

by the partae

Where are you currently based?

Brisbane.

How did the band come about?

We wanted to play together for a bit of fun while at uni, then I think we realised we could do some cool things if we tried hard. So here we are shooting our shot.

What’s been happening recently?

We are in the process of writing EP #2 and we are nearly finished. Recording has already started and we are looking to get several new tracks out by the end of 2022. Plenty of gigs on the horizon too – cause that’s the best part.

Your new EP ‘Wouldn’t Be So Lucky’ is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting?

Each song on this EP aims to serve a purpose and is really a blend of 2-3 songs that we wanted to sound like. The artists we were influenced by stretch from The Beards, Foo Fighters, Pity Sex, Free Throw and Phoenix just to name a few. Each one definitely came out sounding like a Plane Sailors song which is something we are really proud of.

How did you go about writing the EP?

It was written in bits and pieces over a period of time where the band had really fallen flat. We were trying to write new music every week, but these are the songs that really stuck out and motivated us to keep pushing because honestly they were pretty good – we had never been able to say this before.

Where and when did you record/produce/master and who did you work with?

We made it ourselves, in the worst room imaginable. Spent the life savings on gear and just went for it.

How did you approach the recording process?

Sporadically. Never really got a smooth run going, but better luck next time I guess.

Favourite tracks?

Bell Curve & The Sights.

Who are you listening to at the moment? Nothing but The Hotelier and Enter Shikari. Funnily enough our new music is going to sound very much like the Hotelier and Enter Shikari.

What do you like to do away from music?

All of us like hanging out and staying pretty active together. A lot of us in the band do rock climbing together as well as boxing. We try to play board games at least once per month too, to keep the competitive spirit alive and well.

What’s planned for the remainder of 2022?

We have some of the coolest shows we may ever get to play coming up and it’s pretty exciting. Also some diverse new music.

Favourite food and place to hangout?

We have a pre-gig tradition of Langos from a shop in the valley, so that’s probably the band’s favourite. We usually hang out in our rehearsal space, we are really lucky to have it and it’s just sparks inspiration even if we aren’t doing music stuff.

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