In Flight Radio hails from NYC, the unlikeliest of places given the music that they play. Normally, Pop of this sound originates from the North West, but leave it to the Big Apple to jump into the Pop markets with a solid work by a four-piece, female-fronted band that injects a bit of that culture into a shoegazer style that reminds of The Cranberries.
The Sound Inside is the band’s 2nd album, the last arriving in 2006 and which garnered a fair amount of praise from local papers and magazines. And in NYC, that’s could be a lot of praise.
What I like about In Flight Radio is their ability to create an album full of listenable songs. I am a fan of the Cranberries and miss their infectious brand of Pop music but with bands that continually draw from that fount, the missing isn’t as strong.
Songs like their first album-single yield, “Red Flags,” and the very Cranberries-like “Home,” are quite refreshing with its wall-of-sound guitars. And with a gorgeous female singer, who is in possession of a great, memorable voice, In Flight Radio is a channel I’m going to revisit time and again.
Check out their MySpace page for a sampling.