I was lucky enough to see Airways in Birmingham on April 8th. There was a good turn out for the band, made up of members Jake Daniels, Jamie Reynolds, Brian Moroney and Alex Ruggiero, considering they were one of the first bands up.
The band opened their set with a song I now can’t get out of my head, One Foot. With an infectious riff and drum beat, the instrumental was definitely a high point of the gig. This then blended into a track called Run To Me, which added variety to the performance as it had a slightly more mellow tone compared to the rest of their songs.
A cover of Reptilia by The Strokes was included midway through the set which really showed off the band’s musical talent. The performance had loads of energy and Jake’s vocals put their own spin on the track, making it a great addition to the show.
Human Nature is a track that I seriously want to listen to again. With memorable lyrics like, “it’s human nature to take what you need,” and a brilliant riff to compliment the song, it was undoubtedly my favourite part of the set! The band then played their current single, Ghost Town, which was just as good live as I expected. (You can see my review of the single here)
Closing track, Ocean, had a feel of indie rock band Circa Waves to it. With a slight acapella start before being joined by a thrumming riff, it was a great ending in my eyes as it had a strong energetic feel to it.
Overall, it was good performance – it’s clear that Airways have found their sound and I’m excited to hear these songs on an album soon!