20th February 2014


First Leeds show of 2014, looks alright…. 

First Leeds show of 2014, looks alright…. 

29th August 2013


17th July 2013


Had a couple hours spare this morn so I went and did a cover. Hope y’all like it x

3rd July 2013


2nd July 2013


1st May 2013


Hey everyone,

Sorry for the quietness of late! I’ve been starting work on my debut album, but we’re finally coming back to do some more shows this summer after a little break.

Here’s a couple I’ve announced already, more to come soon!

4th May – Live at Leeds (Everyman Cinema @ 7.30pm ACOUSTIC), Leeds

1st June – Chapter w/ Georgia Ruth Williams, Cardiff

27th July – Fell Foot Sound Festival, The Lake District

16th September – Festival Number 6, North Wales



11th April 2013

New EP - A Marker & A Map

Hey all,

Just a quick one to say thanks to all those who came down to our Leeds and London EP launches! I had a great time playing with the band, hope you all enjoyed it too.

This is just a heads up really to say my new EP is out now! You can get it from the SHOP link on this page, which will link you to here - http://samaireymusic.bandcamp.com/.

3rd March 2013

New EP - A Marker & A Map

Hi all,

Super excited to announce the release of my new EP A Marker and a Map, which will be released on Hide and Seek records on Monday 26th March. It will be available from the SHOP link on this page, along with itunes. I’m playing two launch gigs with a FULL BAND in Leeds (23rd March) and London (28th March), it’d be great to see some of you down at one of them.



6th September 2012

Latitude 2012 - DiS Session

18th December 2011

Season’s Greetings

Hi all,

Just a little news round up, and a thank you for all the amazing support I’ve had in 2011. I’ve genuinely been overwhelmed by the reaction from everyone - from all the radio plays, the Maida Vale session, the great gigs and people I’ve met at each one, and everyone who has bought the records, thank you so much.

To round off an amazing year, The Blackout has also been chosen by Bethan Elfyn as BBC Radio Wales’ “Track Of The Year”, which I can’t quite believe as it came top ahead of some amazing bands like the Manic Street Preachers and Los Campesinos. You can listen to her countdown here:


Also, I recorded a Christmas video for the wonderful Leeds project Anthologies who are raising money for Simon On The Streets, a charity offering street-based support to the homeless. It’s a cover of In The Bleak Midwinter, which goes into a couple of verses I wrote myself entitled If You Get Lonely This Christmas. You can view it below, and please DONATE via the following link:


Anthologies Christmas 2011 | Sam Airey from Anthologies on Vimeo.

So - live shows are all done for this year, but already some good stuff gonna be happening in the new year - a new EP in Feb/March (release plans coming soon!), hopefully will be doing some touring, and also a first TV appearance on Channel 4.

That’s all for now, as always keep checking the ‘live’ tab for new tour dates, some new ones for 2012 there already.

Merry Christmas/Nadolig Llawen,

Sam x