Paul Robinson

16:51 3rd April 2006
Once upon a time, more bikes used to get robbed and more burglaries used to happen in Liverpool than in any other part of the country. Today, with Capital of Culture just around the corner and the council insisting on cleaning up the cities act, gum and all - it’s exactly the same, as is the tradition of jangle pop, reverberating on pub jukeboxes and out the throw-covered windows of old Victorian bohemian flat-lets. The Aeroplanes continue that tradition with no apologies whatsoever and it’s this attitude which will see ‘This Is My Love’ quietly find it’s way into the CD racks of the musical fraternity. It rides along on a stolen bike, spitting gum without a care in the world except for the love that is offered. Chris Kearney’s salt laden nostrils rasping lyrics the only way a Mersey-head can do, backed by solid drums and trouble-free guitar will have you humming in the dead of night.  Produced and engineered by Arctic Monkey nob-twiddler Mike Crossey it’s backed up by B-side ‘Just A Girl’ another alchemic Scouse ditty.