New York six-piece London Plane have shared the music video for their new single ‘Roxanne’ taken from their upcoming LP ‘New York Howl.
The music video is like an old homemade movie from a 90’s video recorder. By juxtaposing the melodic blitz of the Ronnettes with dark-wave, melancholic pathos of predecessors such as Echo and the Bunnymen, and with splashes of Morricone’s cinematic modern operas, ‘Roxanne’ is very melancholic synth-driven jam.
The album, released tomorrow, was produced in collaboration with Danny Taylor (The Pains of Being Pure At Heart), is inspired by an old diary the band found in amongst an abandoned suitcase, that chronicles the life of a young woman named Francis who had moved to New York.
London Plane’s debut album began when David Mosey and Cici James who were introduced by Joe McGinty (Psychedelic Furs) backstage at a tribute show to Lou Reed following his death. After seeing her perform, David approached Cici about giving a go at vocals for a project that had been developing, at least in concept. Eventually, over many months, the correspondence between the two became a musical project driven by the narrative of a stranger; a long since passed Lower East Side scenester who left her diary for David to discover so many years later.
The band consists of David Mosey – Guitar & Vocals, Jessica Elizabeth Cole – Vocals, Bryan Garbe – Drums, Grant Parker – Bass, Julian Tulip – Synths and Kristofer Widholm – Guitar.