Airways are another very English-sounding band that seem to be gathering steam in the indie sphere.
Although the band has only an EP and a handful of singles out, they’ve racked up an impressive number of plays across streaming platforms and have opened for the likes of Nothing But Thieves, Deaf Havana and Razorlight. As well as this, Airways has played to packed venues across Europe, and appeared at festivals including Reading & Leeds, and Madrid’s popular Mad Cool festival.
On listening to Airways, it’s evident that the band has an eclectic melting pot of influences. Their sound combines the kooky spirit of early Arctic Monkeys and the Strokes with the ‘oik-rock’ of Jamie T. There are even RAT BOY-ish elements of hip-hop on a few tracks. The music is a bouncy, raucous slap across the chops that usually plays out well live.
The Louisiana’s intimate setting is also perfect for this type of music. Born out of small pubs and clubs, brash indie-rock is always most at home where fans can go wild just a few feet away from the performers. Expect a night of sweat and smiles.
See Airways play at The Louisiana on 2nd November.
The above preview was written for Bristol In Stereo, published on 27/10/2019