SEALAND AIRLINES, the up ‘n’ coming Ukrainian prog quartet comprised of keyboardist Andrii Davydenko, guitarist Mykhailo Kanafotskyi; bassist and vocalist Artem Bemba, who also lends a little keyboards, flute and violin to proceedings, and drummer Iurii Khomik, have pooled their musical experience and taste to transport you to their world, taking up the journey in the pop-prog coastal cruising of “Sailing Girl”, their second single; take a listen below.
The foursome have all come up through other bands and blended the things that get their mojos working, ranging from prog to krautrock and psych, hard rock, synthpop, even straight pop, to make a hook-laden ditty for fans of Focus, Foreigner, Pallas, Asia, et al.
“Sailing Girl” is four minutes full of intricate guitar boogie, yearning storytelling about the titular sailing girl, slurring synth melodies.
It’s a little taster of what’s to come from their debut album, which will be out on digital download, CD and vinyl on November 27th. We’re told that each of the eight tracks will explore a different theme or sound from the band’s wide-ranging palette.
The band finds their lyrical inspiration in their fascination for movies and pop culture and apply these to a mélange of 70s’ rock, 80s’ synthesizers, jazzy Rhodes and organs, layered bass and inventive drumming.