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Norwegian outfit AIRBAG refer to 2005 as being their formative year. These high school friends have been playing togetherunderthis moniker before that as well - they were actually formed in 1994, and the current line-up has been in place since 1999- butfor the band 2005 heralds the start, or perhaps fresh start, as a band.They released their first EP the same year, Come OnIn. Blending influences from acts such as a-ha, PorcupineTree and Pink Floyd, the ...read more

Norwegian outfit AIRBAG refer to 2005 as being their formative year. These high school friends have been playing togetherunderthis moniker before that as well - they were actually formed in 1994, and the current line-up has been in place since 1999- butfor the band 2005 heralds the start, or perhaps fresh start, as a band.They released their first EP the same year, Come OnIn. Blending influences from acts such as a-ha, PorcupineTree and Pink Floyd, they managed to create asonic expression defying normal genre conventions - and allowing therelease to be freely downloadable from their website was asmart move: In the first few months it was downloaded more than10,000 times.

In 2008 a second EP was issued, Safetree. Like the previous production this one too was freely downloadable, this timegainingthem a record label signing. 2007 also saw Airbag's debut as a live outfit, opening for acts like[L]The Pineapple Thief[/L],Gazpacho and Riverside.In 2009 their debut album Identity was issued. This time as a regular commercialproduction. The release of their debut effortsaw the band withdraw their previous EPs, as many of the tracks on those effortsfound their way onto their first full lengthventure - albeit in more or less refined versions. « hide

Similar Bands: Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree, The Pineapple Thief, Talk Talk, Cosmograf

LPs
The Greatest Show On Earth
11/04/2013

3.6
20 Votes
All Rights Removed
2011

3.9
21 Votes
Identity
2009

3.7
9 Votes
EPs
Safetree
2008

4
1 Votes
Sounds That I Hear
2006

4
1 Votes
Come On In
2004

4
1 Votes

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