Sunshine's Infinite Playlist-Air Combat
Being a music blogger means you must listen to a lot of music and sift through all of it looking for something that stands out. Being a huge pop punk addict means that I am constantly listening to bands that sound just like every other pop punk band out there.
Not this time.
Air Combat jumped onto my radar out of the blue, but they are not new to the music scene. As a matter of fact, they are on tour in Canada right now after releasing their second album The Story Of The Boy With The Stolen Name.
What set them apart was their sound. It’s a mixture of post-hardcore, old school punk, pop punk, and angst filled emotional lyrics, which you feel in every song. In the era of pop punk sound-a-likes, the raw sound of Air Combat is like that ragged first breath of cold fresh air after a set spent in the mosh pit: coarse and jagged yet fulfilling and necessary.
If you haven’t heart Air Combat, it’s time to put them in your playlist.
Listen to their new single Distances/Smokes and you’ll know what I’m talking about. Learn more about their tour and find out if they are coming to a town near you. If they aren’t, follow them on Instagram and Facebook and see what they’re up to. Learn more about Air Combat on their webpage, AirCombatBand.com. Hear their new single on YouTube.
Sunshine O'Connor/aka Radgirl has been a music/event writer since 2001 and has covered events such as the Vans Warped Tour and Rose City ComiCon. Her interviews include All Time Low, Anarbor, Cassandra Claire (The Mortal Instruments series author) and many more. She wrote for Examiner for 10 years and has contributed to multiple publications. Contact Sunshine by emailing RadgirlsPortlandPlayground@gmail.com.