InFlight Movie press pic by James Askwith

EXCLUSIVE: In-Flight Movie ‘Aliens’ Video Premiere

In-Flight Movie is an electro-rock trio based in Oxford featuring Simon Calver (drums), Pete Armstrong (synths) and James Askwith (vocals/guitar/synth). Aliens is the lead track from their latest release The EP that came out at the start of June. Today we are debuting the accompanying video which utilises footage of an encounter the band had with a strange creature. James who is the singer and guitarist from the band had the encounter when on the way to practice in Oxfordshire, UK. James went to investigate the scene and took the following footage while following the creature around a caravan park. CCTV footage was also provided by the bands keyboardist Pete, who is a local business owner with his premises close to where the encounter occurred.

Strangely enough this encounter occurred while Simon, the band’s drummer, went missing for 24 hours. The eerie footage was so compelling that the band decided to use it as a fitting music video for recent single Aliens. Aliens is taken from the band’s recent release The EP, and was supported by Steve Lamacq on BBC 6Music. 

Aliens is a pulsing electro-pop nugget, filtering synth legends such as New Order and Neu! through a rawkus, post-punk filter comparable with bands such as LCD Soundsystem and The Rapture. There’s also a hint of Mark E. Smith by way of Jarvis style cynicism in James’s biting wryly delivered lyrics, as he explains, “Aliens tells the story of someone trying to overcome boredom by reaching out to Aliens only to find they are not interested in talking and equally as confused by the universe as humans are“.

In-Flight Movie are performing at the Bullingdon Arms, Oxford, on 16th November, tickets here:

The EP was recorded by the band and mixed by Mike Bannard at Safehouse Studios, Oxford.

InFlight Movie press pic by James Askwith

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