Since forming in 2008, Airship have notched up acclaimed support tours with Editors, Biffy Clyro, The Joy Formidable and Frightened Rabbit. Two self-released EPs have received rave reviews and Manchester listings guide City Limits called them 'Music’s best-kept secret' in 2009.
Stuck In This Ocean was made with Doves/Cherry Ghost producer Dan Austin in a total of just 15 days at Rockfield in Monmouth and Moles in Bath. Editors guitarist Chris Urbanowicz and Doves’ Martin Rebelski added initial production on the sessions.
'Dan was out of our budget, but he loved the songs so much he wanted to produce the album anyway,' says Elliott. 'He suggested we record the album as live, the four of us playing in a room with the minimum of overdubs, and that was a brilliant idea.'
M spoke to Airship before their gig at The Old Blue Last in Hoxton. Watch the band perform a special version of their song Kids and talk to M about writing the songs on Stuck In This Ocean.
Airship UK Autumn tour dates:
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