Bomber Jackets’ debut 7″ follows astounding releases on Night People and Sex is Disgusting records and represents a leap in focus. While previous releases have seen the group obfuscated by tape hiss and bedroom recording fidelity, Centurion Travel sees their sound crystalized into a sparkled evocation.
The result is a sharp synthesis that recalls pop and dance musics eroded by time and intent, drum machines and consumer electronics helmed by Walker’s incisive and increasingly droll text. Highly evocative of a collective mass memory, both music and voice suggest forms that the listener may be familiar with but re-arranged into a jagged version of the recollection. Most importantly, Bomber Jackets retain a celebratory enthusiasm for pop music and its possibilities.
Artwork by Bill Kouligas. Recorded by Tom Hirst. Bomber Jackets are a three piece consisting of Russell Walker (Pheromoans), Dan Bolger (Pheromoans) and Sian Dorrier (Plug).