Biffy Clyro, Editors and The Joy Formidable all quite impressive names to add to a bands ‘have toured with’ list, a list that is being strongly developed by Manchester four-piece Airship. Their debut self-released EP was released last year which received rave reviews and their debut album Stuck In The Ocean is due out this Autumn through Play It Again Sam.
Kids is the first single to be released from the fourth coming album, it provides an exciting glimpse in to what sounds will be unleashed from the rest of the record. It begins with fast paced drums that you would possibly expect from a pop-punk record, however the low-pitched guitar riff and the soft vocals of front man Elliott Williams quickly diminish this illusion. The chorus promptly lifts the mood of the song with punchy, distorted guitars and echoing vocal harmonies, which leaves for involuntary head nodding and foot tapping.
For a band that produced their debut album in a total of just fifteen days, Airship could perhaps be amongst those leading Indie music into an intriguing new dimension.