Young Aviators – Forward Thinking (single) (Electric Honey Records)


Yes! It’s like Brit-Pop all over again. A couple of weeks ago we reviewed the brilliant debut single from Tripwires, which recalled Starsailor and Radiohead circa ‘The Bends’ and now along comes this little gem.

“Forward Thinking”, the new single from Northern Ireland trio, Young Aviators, is an absolute stonker.

Incorporating the solid song craft and indie-disco danceability of Franz Ferdinand, on their new single Young Aviators mix in hints of Teenage Fanclub to create a brilliant and vibrant brand of indie-rock. Clocking in at just under 3 minutes in duration, “Forward Thinking” is a short but sweet little track riddled with hooks.

However despite the sonic joys, Young Aviators’ songs are about what it is to be young in Britain today. Their songs are about failure, rejection, stagnation and unrealised potential, about feeling trapped by economics and facing a future of McJob.

“Forward Thinking” is first single taken from the band’s upcoming debut album,Self Help’, scheduled for release in September. The band have previously released two singles on Electric Honey Records – ‘The Question Is’ and ‘Hollywood Won’t Feed The Kids’. The Scottish label, run by students in Glasgow, have launched some of Scotland’s biggest bands over the years including Belle & Sebastian, Biffy Clyro, and Snow Patrol to name a few.

The single ‘Forward Thinking’ will be released digitally on July 15th.

Watch the video below: