Airport Girl's Do You Dream in Colour? EP is a stopgap measure between albums for indie pop stalwart Matinee. The band combines the instrumentation of a chamber pop outfit with the fervor of a traveling revival show and the songwriting skill of Brill Building pros. The EP's title track is a short chamber pop tune built around the haunting chord progression of Pachelbel's Canon in D with some suitably melancholic lead vocals. "When You Fall" is a spritely romp written by the band's trumpet player with propulsive drums and, not surprisingly, a hooky trumpet part. "Easier to Smile" is a short acoustic song recorded in the spirit of the Beach Boys' Party! record, written and sung in the spirit of the Cure's acoustic love songs. "Been Waiting" is another acoustic-based song, but it is a heartbreaker with aching harmonies and a mournful harmonica. The four songs here only hint at what the band can do, but fans will find it an essential addition to their CD collections.
AllMusic Review by Tim Sendra