[SOUNDS OF 2018] - #17 - Airways

The Cambridgeshire quartet of Airways are on this list thanks to an amazing year, which included the quartet's cracking track, "Reckless Tongue" (see below). The track was co-produced by Dom Craik (Nothing But Thieves) and features some meaty guitar lines and a sense of 'danceability' which can be easily compared to Arctic Monkeys. The band have also been out in SXSW performing at the festival and are easily one of the bands to watch in 2018 with some infectious music to surely come out!

Singer Jake spoke to us about "Reckless Tongue" (which we premiered), "You've just walked into a nightclub. The floors are sticky. Shit music is playing. You're wearing some shirt that you look mental in but your mate persuaded you that you look great. You've just seen a girl you fancy. You're feeling claustrophobic because you're convinced everyone is looking at you."

Peterborough's Airways have always been on our radar and with the hype around them in 2017 I can easily see this transferring over into 2018. They're a band who're not afraid to cross-genre their tracks which really raises their game, "Reckless Tongue" has got some RnB beats, a rock chorus that Muse would be proud of and a vibe that shouts Jamie T on a summer holiday. This track has came out at the right point in the summer, head on down to check out a band that'll be lighting up the future! With a huge tour supporting The Xcerts and Nothing but Thieves done this year the next 12 months could see the four piece touring the UK in support of an album, fingers crossed!