It was only a few short months ago that we at AMBY were featuring “Innocent Love”, the last single from Dundee’s Model Aeroplanes. Since then this young band have gone from strength to strength with a string of live shows across the country, most recently at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend where the schedule pitted them against some band called One Direction. But they positively nailed their slot as the BBC’s footage attests.
Well they are now back with new single “Electricity”, a track accompanied by their first official video. Coming in at around the two and a half minute mark the song is a short, punchy little number that’s definitely in keeping with the upbeat tracks in their growing repertoire. And the video – directed by Christopher L Cook and produced by Little City Pictures – is a visually impressive affair. Apparently shot in a single take it features lead singer Rory Fleming-Stewart arrive with his bandmates at a Monifeith house party alternately singing to the camera and enjoying the party before all burst out into a garden full of friends and family for the close.
The single has certainly picked up a lot of attention with plenty of radio play and even bringing the band their indie right of passage with it being featured on E4’s “Made In Chelsea”. And with more live shows and festival appearances ahead – including at T in The Park – it won’t be long before the band are graduating to the main stage and giving more established acts a run for their money up there.
Review by Gavin Watson | @watsongc