Track Of The Day – Leave The Planet – ‘Coasts’


‘Coasts’ backed by the equally breathtaking ‘Sarah, Where Are You?’ is the first official single from east London based duo Leave the Planet.

The duo who consist of Nathalie Bruno and Jack Milwaukee became musically hitched over a shared love for bands such as Slowdive, Felt and early Sarah Records releases. And you can certainly discern vestiges and echoes of these influences on both these glistening tracks. They are exquisite examples of how to balance beauty and noise, light and shade with a nod to Robin Guthrie’s ability to extract emotion from the guitar and fashion wonderful otherworldly soundscapes.

We don’t consider ourselves particularly nostalgic but there’s no doubt these tunes are imbued with the power to take us back to a romantic idealised version of our misspent youth. But it’s the here and now that matters and Leave The Planet’s music really does fills you with a sense of a serenity and of wonder and as such, taking into account the previous statements is by definition a thing of timeless beauty.

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Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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