Airship announce ‘Algebra’ single & UK tour dates
aaamusic | On 20, Jul 2011
Airship release their new single, ‘Algebra’, on the 5th September. It is taken from their forthcoming debut album, ‘Stuck In This Ocean’ through Play It Again Sam on the same date.
UK TOUR DATES
Sun 11 Sept – Glasgow Nice’N’Sleazys
Mon 12 Sept – Sunderland Independent
Tue 13 Sept – Manchester Kings Arms
Thu 15 Sept – Liverpool Shipping Forecast
Fri 16 Sept – Leicester Musician
Sun 18 Sept – Bristol Louisiana
Mon 19 Sept – Cambridge Haymakers
Tue 20 Sept – London Old Blue Last
Wed 21 Sept – Brighton Green Door Store
Sat 22 Oct – Tunbridge Wells Forum
Sun 23 Oct – Southampton Joiners
Mon 24 Oct – Guildford The Boilerroom
Tue 25 Oct – Birmingham Rainbow
Thu 27 Oct – Cardiff Ten Feet Tall
Sat 29 Oct – Dundee Beat Generator
Sun 30 Oct – Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire
Tue 1 Nov – Aberdeen Cafe Drummonds
Wed 2 Nov – Inverness Mad Hatters
Thu 3 Nov – Carlisle Brickyard
Fri 4 Nov – Newcastle Other Rooms
Sun 6 Nov – Sheffield Harley
Mon 7 Nov – York Stereo
Tue 8 Nov – Nottingham Bodega
Wed 9 Nov – Leeds Nation of Shopkeepers
Fri 11 Nov – Peterborough MET Lounge
Algebra is Airship’s second single, and follows their 6Music and XFM playlisted debut, Kids.
Since forming in 2008, Manchester four-piece Airship have notched up acclaimed support tours with Editors, Biffy Clyro, The Joy Formidable and Frightened Rabbit. Developing these songs live, on the roads of Britain and Europe, was how Airship wanted to write them, and it wasn’t until they were suitably road-tested within packed, sweaty rooms, that the band were ready to commit them to tape.
Their debut album is produced by Doves/Cherry Ghost producer Dan Austin at Rockfield Studios, and aided with production by both Doves’ ambient programmer Rebelski and Editors’ guitarist Chris Urbanowicz, Algebra is a fine example of the sheer scale of ‘Stuck In This Ocean’; a suitably ‘big’, leftfield record, and one with a depth and soul. Vocalist Elliott Williams is a considered songwriter, and one that pays close attention to the flow of the songs and the album as an entity in itself.
Taking notes from the likes of Animal Collective and Wild Beasts, and albums that piece themselves together like an intricate jigsaw puzzle after repeat listens, Elliott and Airship value the layering of instruments and the strength of making their songs blast out of the speakers with a Phil Spector ear for immediacy.
Finding kinship with the ‘slacker’, college bands, predominantly of the US, Airship have written a suitably coherent album, brimming with confidence and invention. Algebra is the finest example yet of how confident and assured Airship have become in their songwriting. An exciting young band with justifiably huge ambition.
Airship are: ELLIOTT WILLIAMS Vocals/Keyboards, MARCUS WHEELDON Guitar, STEVEN GRIFFITHS Drums, TOM DYBALL Bass