Airways have been described as “a young, refreshing and exciting indie rock band with hints of Arctic Monkeys, Cage The Elephant, Gorillaz and Circa Waves.”
The band from Peterborough via Chicago, consist of Jake (singer/guitarist), Alex (guitarist), Jamie (bass) and Brian (drums). Having played Reading and Leeds before their one-year anniversary as a band in 2016, their story is an unusual one.
Singer Jake ran into Brian in LA by chance when spending some time there writing music, and upon finding out he was a drummer asked him to join his up until then non-existing band on the spot. Two months later Brian stood on Jake’s doorstep in Peterborough and Airways was born. Still short of a guitarist and bassist, Jake recruited lifelong friend Alex and Birmingham based Jamie to join their newly founded band.
For Airways, “rather die trying to make it than… die not trying to make it! Do or do not, there is no try” is the band’s ethos. They simply exude a drive and dedication to their music, which shows from their relentless practicing and writing of new material.
Along the way, they’ve supported a diverse mix of artists on sold out UK tours from Southend-On-Sea band Nothing But Thieves, British-Australian indie band Sunset Sons to Hertfordshire rock band The Hunna. Airways also managed to enlist Nothing But Thieves guitarist Dom Craik as co-producer for their forthcoming debut EP as well as Julian Emery, who is best known for his work with Nothing But Thieves and Lissie.
At their live shows they ooze confidence while their fan-base is growing steadily from people who’ve stumbled across them to the more avid hardcore followers. Just the right amount of cockiness required to create a band, Airways are set to seek and destroy every venue they come across, picking up new fans and plaudits along the way.