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Reviews, reviews, reviews!

Posted 13/1/2015

It’s been 3 months since the release of WDTTHAS and thanks to all who have listened to, bought or taken the time to review the new album. When we started out writing and recording these songs we had no idea what sort of feedback we might get and we’ve been floored by the positive reviews – so thank you. These are some of our favourites...
"About as assured and confident as a power pop record could ever be… a triumphant return"
Roddy Hart, BBC Radio Scotland
“…it’s safe to say that this one of the best albums of the year 9/10”
Powerpopaholic.com
“Japanese Dancer” is the kind of addictive pop song that Weezer has been trying and failing to write for the last decade”
Bloody Good Music
“…your life will be improved immeasurably by this joyful record. Couldn’t be more highly recommended - 10/10”
Shake Some Action!
“Tingling and trembling with style and substance, Why Don’t They Teach Heartbreak at School? is a power-pop epic.”
Something Else!
"Like Elastica's 'Waking Up' covered by Blue Oyster Cult. I'm sold. Turn it up."
Honey&Bile.com
“Cool toe tapping rhythms...killer fuzzy guitars...and vocals that are out of this world. Top Pick."
BabySue.com
“This is power pop, and darn good power pop at that.”
PopDose.com
"Why Don’t They Teach Heartbreak At School is a shoo-in for my year-end “best of” list."
PopThatGoesCrunch.com

New album video promo

Posted 19/9/2014

Our good friend and director Paul Farquharson produced a short film about the band to coincide with the release of our second album 'Why Don't They Teach Heartbreak At School?'. Watch it here:

New album out now!

Posted 9/9/2014

After 18 months of hard work we are thrilled to be able to say that the new Aerial album, 'Why Don't They Teach Heartbreak At School?' is out now! The album features 12 new tracks including Cartoon Eyes, Cartoon Heart (which you can download by joining our mailing list on this site) and Japanese Dancer which will be the lead track and video off the album – more details to come on this later. You can get your hands on a copy from the following places:
UK & Europe: Buy online from Music Glue or click on the 'Store' section of this webpage.
US: Buy online from Kool Kat Musik
Japan: Buy online from ThisTime Records
Digital: Buy online from iTunes / Amazon
You can hear a preview of the album on YouTube below:
We'd love to hear what you think. Contact us at T: @aerial_band / F: www.facebook.com/aerialband.
For press enquiries, please email "band at aerial-band.com"

New album sampler

Posted 16/8/2014

Curious as to what the new Aerial album ‘Why don’t they teach heartbreak at school?’ sounds like? Well wait no more! We’ve uploaded a sampler of the new album to our YouTube and Soundcloud channels. You can watch/listen to it below:
Check it out and let us know what you think via @aerial_band or www.facebook.com/aerialband
You can order the album and other Aerial merch through www.musicglue.com/aerial or by clicking on the shopping trolley above.

Album release details

Posted 8/8/2014

There's been lots going on behind the scenes in the past months and we're pleased to say that we can now let you know all the details how and where you can get the new album. Ok, here goes...
UK & Europe: The album is available now to pre-order on digital / digipack CD formats ahead of the official release date of 1st September 2014. You can purchase the album via our Musicglue site here or click on the shopping cart at the top of this page.
US: The album will be available from 1st September on Kool Kat records in the US on digipack CD. Check out www.koolkatmusik.com for how and where to buy your copy.
Japan: The album will be released on CD on 3rd September 2014 on Thistime records / Powerpop Academy in Japan. The Japanese release will be a bonus edition and feature two exclusive tracks. Check out www.powerpopacademy.com for further details on where to buy your copy.
Digital: The album will also be released digitally through all the usual platforms (iTunes, Amazon, Spotify etc) worldwide on 1st September (3rd September in Japan).
I think that covers it!

Why Don’t They Teach Heartbreak At School?

Posted 1/8/2014

Hey all, thanks for making your way to the new site – we thought it was about time that we gave you an update on the new album. Those of you who follow us on twitter or facebook will have seen some of the new album details but for everyone else we thought we’d summarise it here… the new Aerial album will be called ‘Why Don’t They Teach Heartbreak At School?’ and its our first album release since Back Within Reach way back in 2002. The album features 12 new tracks including Cartoon Eyes, Cartoon Heart (which you can download by joining our mailing list on this site) and Japanese Dancer which will be the lead track and video off the album – more details to come on this later.
The album was recorded in March / April 2013 at Lightship95 studios in London under the guidance of producer Ben Phillips (Newton Faulkner, Veronica Falls, Mazes). The studio is built in an old Lighthouse boat moored on the Thames, just across the water from the O2. Certainly one of the most unique places we’ve recorded! It’s got  a great live room packed with vintage amps, which gave us plenty of options when coming up with guitar sounds for the record. But never fear, we still managed to find a place for our trusty Casio ToneBank.
We are finalising release details behind the scenes and will let you know how you can get your hands on the new album very soon. Please check back here for details or follow us on twitter (@aerial_band) or facebook (www.facebook.com/aerialband) for the latest updates.