Out now on R&S, Wait is the first thing I’ve heard from Airhead since 2010 when he released ‘Paper Street’ and, perhaps more notably, collaborated with James Blake on ‘Pembroke’ and ‘Lock in the Lion’. He did actually recently remix Shlomo’s ‘Rained the Whole Time’ for the Vacation EP, but I was too enamoured with the original tune to really get a feel for it…which, having listened to this release, is something I am now going to rectify. In fact, after the last sentence I opened a nifty little website called YouTube — it’s currently invite-only (exclusive) — and am now listening to it as I write.
Despite Airhead’s seeming inactivity from a production point of view, this single combined with murmurings of a debut album surfacing at some point this year may be the start of new, prolific era for the man known to his postman as Robert McAndrews. At this point we can only hope and speculate. I am, however, sure of one thing. If Clare Balding is on my TV at any point during the Olympics, I am going to instantly Hulk smash it with my head. I hate you Clare Balding. I hate you and your blocky blocko head. Get the block off my TV before I knock your block off.*
Listen to both ‘Wait’ and the b-side, ‘South Congress’, after the jump.
* I would not inflict any actual bodily harm on Clare Balding, but I would shout block related insults. Lots of them.