Back in 2017 we had the joy of hearing Airwaves Spectacular’s debut, self-titled record. It was an album that seemingly came out of nowhere, with the band having formed only a few months before its release. Packed with passion, enthusiasm, and will to create, the band had created a record of alt-pop and modern rock anthems that notched up comparisons to Muse, Evanescence, and the Human League, an impressive start to the young outfit.
A musical trio of Cyrus Keefer, Kayla Rae, and Chris Tolentino, Airwaves Spectacular are now back with a brand new EP, bringing their 80’s influenced sound back into the spotlight with three original tracks and noticeable artistic growth.
Titled ‘Out In The Distant Black’, the new EP is three neatly packaged tracks that carry on the spirit of their debut. Led by ‘Standing Still, a vibrant pop track that shines through glistening guitar work and an immutable energy, the new EP is clearly here to turn some heads.
Second number ‘Out In The Distant Black’ is more atmospheric in nature, building from light tones and constant percussion that drive the song forward while letting the vocals shine in ethereal fashion.
Closing number ‘Rest Near Stone’, the lead single from the release and arguably the most infectious track, is the one to wait for. It’s an upbeat anthem that ties in the band’s love of pop and forward thinking nature, layering organic compositions with flicking digital flourishes to produce a sound that is quickly becoming their hallmark. All told, the new EP is a real hidden treasure at the moment, and it’s a release that certainly belies the band’s short time together.
We were fortunate enough to interview the trio to understand what they are all about:
When did you realize that you had a passion for music?
We've all (3 of us) have had a passion for music starting at a young age.
Who are you main inspirations as an artist?
We like a lot of different genres but are mainly influenced by bands of 80's.
What would you like to achieve as an artist?
Getting some loyal fans and some music industry recognition.
Who was the biggest artist you’ve worked with?
I personally (Chris) have been on compilation CD's with Iggy Pop, O.A.R., Al Green, etc. and Cyrus's previous band Novelty toured with the band Helmet in the late 1990's. Kayla is our youngest member and rising star.
Tell us a little more about your recent project?
This is our 3 album release and it follows our creative vision by continuing to experiment in different genres and styles of music while maintaining the unique sound we have created.
What should we be looking forward to from you in the future?
We started our debut album with more of a Rock to Electronic genre of songs. And we want to continue to creating good songs while striving towards a main stream sound all our own.
Is there anything else you would like to tell our readers?
Take a listen and thank you!