In-Flight Safety's Got Stockholm Syndrome

Halifax ambient-pop band releases new single and tour dates


  • Meghan Tansey-Whitton

Halifax's careful ambient pop-band In-Flight Safety recently released a new single, "Stockholm," to announce a new EP to be released in September, alongside a couple mini-tours in the fall. Plus, visual artist Graeme Patterson is currently working on a music vid to be released later this month, says the band's vocalist/guitarist John Mullane. No surprise that In-Flight Safety references Sweden's capital city; their music has strong European-pop influences and interests. 

Mullane says that the EP features a collaboration with a fan, "some acoustic-y stuff, a B-side and maybe a cover. We just wanted to put together some stuff we had kicking around that we never got to finish. August is the best month for recording because it's nice and slow and summery." 

While he hated flying when he started the band in 2003, Mullane now likes it: "My favourite part is the meal and movie time," he says, "It's very relaxing for me. There's no cell phones or emails or calls, and I enjoy the solitude up there." Have a listen to "Stockholm" below. Then take off, eh. 

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