Inspired by iconic punk rock recordings like Julie Ruin and Television as well as 80s keyboard and alt bands such as The B-52's and Gary Numan, National Airlines messes with the New Wave genre. This is not pastiche, this stuff comes out of the band's long term obsession with listening to breakthrough music.
"I don't write love songs..." Lead singer and lyricist Dallas doesn't fit the mould of your standard heartache biographer. You won't find a song that takes you back to your last break-up or makes you pick up the phone and call your mum, but you will find lyrically well crafted social commentary that gives pop culture a cheeky spank now and then.
National Airlines debut single, Sweet Life is out NOW on iTunes. Listen out for the song on Australian TV in Kangan TAFE's television commercials. Amazing publicity for a debut release.
Right now Sweet Life is being promoted on MTV Latin America's brand new telenovela 'Ninas Mal' (translation: Bad Girls!!) - thanks to the team at OurStage. The shows producers loved the song and in keeping with their determination to promote new independent music are using it for the show's pre-season teasers as well as during the season.
The band has played around Melbourne venues solidly for the past 2 years, gaining fans, great reviews and polishing a strong set with their energised stage presence. They have headlined at Melbourne's best live venues such as Ding Dong Lounge, The Curtin Bandroom, The Empress and the hallowed stage of the Esplanade Hotel as well as playing with some of the best acts Melbourne has on offer.
National Airlines have been feature artists on triplejunearthed.com.au, mp3.com.au, fasterlouder.com.au, jbhifimusic.com.au and digg.com and have appeared in Tiger Airways in flight publication Tiger Tales, siting them as one of Melbourne's best live acts playing around right now.