Planet Earth – the musical equivalent of cider, wooly jumpers and sheep farming – are twee beyond belief and I love it.
‘Bergman Movies’ is a typical Planet Earth song: devastatingly simple, using a very basic chord sequence with a gentle layering of instruments. The lyrics are neither tired and hackneyed, nor pretentious and aloof, but comfortingly delightful and homely.
However, the B-side, ‘Big Babies’, highlights the one problem that Planet Earth may have: it is very similar to ‘Bergman Movies’. I really enjoyed both songs, but I just hope they don’t fall into churning out tracks using some sort of twee-folk formula.
Words: Robbie Hayward