Fasten up your jackets, air those woolly socks and scrape the dandruff out of that Stussy ski-hat. Winter's on its way folks and there's nothing you can do about it, 'cept maybe live in Airport Girl's perennial summer world where dark nights don't exist, ice is for chilling soft drinks and Frosty The Snowman_ is currently serving a life ban for casting a disruptive dispersion over their pastel-shaded utopia.
Hence Airport Girl_ release their paean to the summer 'Do You Dream In Colour' in the middle of September, a string-tinged, orchestral lament that recalls the Pogues' 'Dirty Old Town' having it's bassline mercilessly shafted by the Band Of Holy Joy as Martin Carr takes notes in an auspiciously diagramatic fashion.
The results can be heard on the bouncy 'When You Fall', which sounds like 'Wake Up Boo!''s great uncle Colin splintering his thorax on a bison's spare rib at his mum's barbecue, while 'Been Waiting' is an acoustic lament a la Tim Buckley that pours reverie and solace in equal measures.
Better still though is the gorgeous 'Easier To Smile', a three minute ride through the teenage Jim Reeves fanclub fusing three chords and simplistic harmonies which sits preposterously as the third track on this single, a browbeating feat when you consider that the last band to throw away b-sides this good were Oasis in the days of Tony McCarroll, and look what happened to him.
8Dom Gourlay's Score