Air Formation

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Air Formation
Origin Sussex, South East, England
Genres Shoegazing, dream pop, space rock, indie rock
Years active 1998–2011 2014 - Present
Labels Drive-in Records, Clairecords, Club AC30, Distant Noise
Website Air Formation
Members Matt Bartram
Ben Pierce
Richard Parks
James Harrison
Ian Sheridan

Air Formation are an English indie rock band, that debuted with their first 7" in the summer of 1998 under the name "b.e.a.b Approved".[1] In early 2000 they were forced to change their name, they chose Air Formation. Inspired by Flying Saucer Attack, Spacemen 3, and The Jesus and Mary Chain, their music incorporated heavily delayed guitar and feedback, droning keyboards, and soft vocals. They released four albums, three EPs, and five 7"s singles.[2]

Air Formation released their fourth album Nothing to Wish For (Nothing to Lose), in March 2010. They split in April 2011 before reforming in 2014.[3]

In their career they have played with artists like Nosferatu D2,[4] Vessels, Chapterhouse and Efterklang.[5]

Matt Bartram and James Harrison also formed "You Walk Through Walls", they have released an album and a EP via Club AC30. [6]

Ben Pierce (Bass) has also released numerous recording under the name "I Am Your Captain".

In early 2014 it was revealed that Air Formation would be returning for a special show to celebrate 10 years of Club AC30.

In September 2015 Air Formation released a new 4 track EP 'Were We Ever Here', their first new music in 5 years.



Studio albums
Singles and EPs
  • "Air Formation EP" (October 2000)
  • "Seethrustars" (October 2003)
  • "57 Octaves Below EP" (May 2005)
  • "It's Over Now/Formation 2" (October 2007)
  • "Things That Don't Exist/Fires" (November 2008)
  • "Low December Sun/Silence Outside"(February 2010)
  • "Were We Ever Here EP" (September 2015)


  1. ^ "Air Formation - Biography & History - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-08-09. 
  2. ^ "Air Formation - releases". Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  3. ^ "C//E". Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  4. ^ "Nosferatu D2 — London — Buffalo Bar — 07 February 2007". Songkick. 2007-02-07. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  5. ^ "Air Formation Tour Dates 2014 — Air Formation Concert Dates and Tickets". Songkick. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  6. ^ "You Walk Through Walls - debut tracks". The Pigeon Note. 12 April 2012. Archived from the original on 28 January 2015. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  7. ^ "Ends in Light - Air Formation - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-08-09. 
  8. ^ "Stay Inside/Feel Everything - Air Formation - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-08-09. 

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