Album Review: Airship – ‘Stuck In This Ocean’

An album that reflects 18 months of hard, gritty work

Airship, the first in a glut of Manchester guitar bands formed around 2007/8 who left hype-mongers abuzz, are the last to release an LP. Time hasn’t been spent idly watching Everything Everything, Delphic et al’s rise however; ‘Stuck In This Ocean’ reflects 18 months that’s seen the quartet support The Joy Formidable and Biffy Clyro. ‘Invertebrate’ swells irrepressibly, while ‘Kids’ matches Danish group Mew in its successful balance of sincerity and bombast. Though nothing seems to have really moved on from the soft-ended post-rock of the mid-’00s, hopefully Airship haven’t left it too long; within this ocean lie some delicious catches.

Simon Jay Catling
6 / 10
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