Airling plays a SOLD OUT show at the Rolling Stone Live Lodge tonight with support from Lanks and Lupa J.
"Stallin'" is the latest track from Brisbane starlet Airling, serving up equal parts electro-pop and slow jam R&B with silky vocals to boot.
2015 has been a big year for Airling. Aside from releasing "Stallin'", she also teamed up with Japanese Wallpaper on Forces, played at Splendour in the Grass and toured the country with Vance Joy and #1 Dads. Ahead of tonight's show we asked Airling to tell us what tracks she's been grooving to on the road.
Following her Sydney show, Airling will play in Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth later this month. Tickets and info can be found at Airling.net
All words below by Airling.
"Perfect for any tour van trip, especially if you're driving through any beautiful landscapes or scenery during sunrise or sunset. Actually, the entire Sufjan album Carrie & Lowell is the ultimate on-the-road music. Pure beauty and sadness. I went through a bit of a stage where I was unable to write about anything but life vs. death, so this album is right up my alley. This album keeps breaking my heart every time but I can't stop listening."
"D'ang is my idol and this song is pure sex. My bestie band mate Graham Ritchie and I have been touring together for years with Emma Louise's band and with Airling, and we just lurve us a bit of D'Ang to get us in the mood to play some silky tunes and sexy bass of our own. The harmonies in this are wild!"
"I love listening to this song just before I play a show. It's such a jam and amps me up before going out on stage and bearing my soul. I like to feel the adrenaline and excitement pumping through my body that this song gives me every time. The chorus is just killer."
"This is the ultimate song for driving home after a gig late at night if everyone's on a bit of a high and has been having a bit of a party. The Airling and #1 Dads gang have had serious dance and sing off's to this tune post shows. It's almost like MJ is asking us personally if we wanna be starting something? I don't know if anyone could listen to this song without having a serious boogie and feeling good right down to your boots."
"No idea what happened with the leakage of this dude's songs/demos but this song is good for those early morning drives to the airport when everyone's a bit low/tired/cranky. It's a reminder of how good music can be and how lucky we are to be making music for people. I feel like Jai Paul has influenced so many artists including myself, particularly on the production side of things."
"This is beautiful at any moment, of any day. Bibio is one of those artists that goes beyond making music that conforms to anything formulaic. They opened my mind up about music and have made me look deeper into my songwriting and production processes. There are no boundaries and only endless possibilities - and that's a scary and exciting creative realisation to have."
"I used to listen to this song all the time when I was at airports or planes when we toured here in Australia and overseas. It always seems to perfectly capture the apprehension, excitement, fear and inspiration I was feeling. As a person who writes predominantly in the initial stages of a song on my piano at home, this piano riff really speaks to me."