The quite beautiful Sam Airey single ‘Station Appraoch’ is out 23rd June 2014, and the video has today been revealed which includes footage of his recent Live at Leeds performance, plus sneak peaks of him recording his debut album. There is also conformation of two live shows over the coming week, including a free show in London and another in Leeds featuring GIGsoup favourites ‘The Lake Poets’.
Following on from the highly acclaimed single ‘The Blackout’ and ‘A Marker and a Map’ EP, Sam has built on his live show featuring the talents of members of ¡Forward, Russia!, Grammatics & Dancing Years, bringing the excitement he has nurtured live on to record for the first time.
Station Approach is about capturing the spirit of youth and holding on to it while you still can. With crashing guitars, atmospheric drums and an explosive finale, it shows a greater scope than heard previously on Sam’s records. Stars on the reverse, lays Sam’s voice bare, enhanced only by the gentle rocking guitar line.
Sam Airey originates from the Isle of Anglesey, but has long now resided in the city of Leeds, West Yorkshire. Raised in rural North Wales on various types of folk and country music, Sam blends these influences with the sounds and experiences he has encountered along the way. The reception of previous singles has seen Sam record a Maida Vale session for Huw Stephens and Radio 1 as well as appearing on Steve Lamacq’s Radio 2, feature as Lauren Laverne MP3 of the day and finally have ‘The Blackout’ named as BBC Radio Wales’ ‘Song of the Year’ in 2012. Sam and his band have appeared live at Latitude Festival, SWN, Kendal Calling amongst others and he’s already made his debut national television appearance on Channel 4 show Freshly Squeezed.
Up-coming live dates include…
20th June 2014 – Leeds Brudenell w/ The Lake Poets + Cottonwoolf + Tea Leaf
23rd June 2014 – Old Blue Last w/ Cottonwoolf *FREE SHOW
5th July – King of the Mountains Festival, Muker, Swaledale
26th July – Deer Shed Festival, Thirsk