This article was published in 2011.

'The Blackout' is the new single from Leeds-based indie-folk artist Sam Airey, produced by Whiskas (Forward Russia/DTTR) and released on 18th July 2011.

The single (along with B-side 'Endless Sea') will be available digitally, along with a super-limited run of 50 hand-stamped and packaged numbered CDs.

Physical copies will be available from, and you can stream it from

In support of the release of his new single, Sam will play an intimate launch show in Kirkstall Abbey. Curate by Anthologies, the launch event will be a completely unplugged affair held inside the actual ruin at Kirskstall Abbey on the afternoon of the 16th July, and filmed for the Anthologies website. Support comes from Adam Killip (The Tailors) and Belleville.