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Air Traffic Biography


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Birth Place: Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Genres: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock


Air Traffic are a British alternative rock band from Bournemouth. Formed in 2003, the band consists of Chris Wall (piano, lead vocals), Tom Pritchard (guitar) and Jim Maddock (bass guitar).

The band's name originates from when they used to rehearse in an industrial unit next to Hurn Airport, where air traffic control signals could be picked up on their amplifiers. Their music features heavy use of piano, and they have been described by ''NME'' to be like "Supergrass covering Little Richard". The band have received minor success with the release of their single "Shooting Star", which debuted at #30 in the UK singles chart, and the release of their debut album, ''Fractured Life'', which peaked at #42. The band are currently working on their second album.