Some times I get a track sent to me and it goes WHAM upside my head. Immediately I’m caught, hooked, this is the tune I’m going to have on repeat for the next week or so, it’s going to be going around in my head as I’m making coffee in the AM and cracking open a tinny in the PM.
Airship have been around since forming in Manchester in 2008. They created a stir on the blogs last year with support slots alongside Editors, Joy Formidable and Biffy Clyro and their inclusion on the Love & Disaster compilation, with the track ‘Kids’. This same track is now getting a single release on Play It Again Sam out June 13th, ahead of the full album, Stuck In This Ocean, that’s due to drop in the autumn.
For me Kids is just a burst of pure anthemic joy, driven by pounding drums and a rolling hook that smashes into the first chorus, caught up in a distorted cacophony of guitar, with Elliot Williams vocal ( a hint of Turin Brakes?) rising above it all. It’s a very Brit, very Manchester sound. Hooray.
Airship – Kids
The band are offering a free remix of Kids by Thinnen, which you can download below.
Airship – Kids (Thinnen Remix)
Airship – Vampires
They’ve just got back from a tour with Ra Ra Riot and with only a moments break to throw some fresh t-shirts and pants into a case they’re back on the road again –
28 MAY – Beached Festival – Castlefield, Manchester, UK
10 JUN – Magnet Club – Berlin, Germany
11 JUN – Molotow – Hamburg, Germany
17 JUL – Dour Festival – Dour, Belgium
29 JUL – Kendal Calling Festival – Cumbria, UK
12 AUG – Rocco del Schlacko Festival – Puttlingen, Germany