Airhead (band)

Airhead (band)

Airhead (formerly Jefferson Airhead) is a British indie-pop band that achieved some some success in the early 1990s, at the tail-end of the Madchester music movement.

They are likened to The Wonder Stuff, Flowered Up, The Mock Turtles and early Blur. Forced to change their name from Jefferson Airhead due to its (deliberate) similarity to Jefferson Airplane, Maidstone based band Airhead achieved minor UK Singles Chart success with singles "Funny How" and "Counting Sheep". After releasing one album and a handful of singles, they were dropped by their record label Korova and released their final record, the That's Enough EP on Mother Tongue. They are probably best remembered for "Funny How", which although not their highest-charting single was played heavily on BBC Radio 1 at the time of its release.

In Summer 1996 Airhead made a brief return to the live scene, when they supported the up and coming band at the time, Kula Shaker, at the Tunbridge Wells Forum. In this support slot they played a number of new songs to a packed house.

In June 2007 the fansite Airhead Online began a petition to convince the major record label Warners, owner of Airhead's label Korova, to reissue Boing!! in expanded format with bonus tracks and liner notes from the band.



  • "Congratulations" (as Jefferson Airhead, 1991)
  • "Scrap Happy" (as Jefferson Airhead, 1991)
  • "Funny How" (October 1991) UK #57
  • "Counting Sheep" (December 1991) UK #35
  • "Right Now" (March 1992) UK #50
  • "That's Enough" EP (1993)

A number of single b-sides did not appear on the band's only album; these were "Something Blue", "The Enemy", "Through My Window", "Keep The Apple", "Take My Train", 'demo' versions of "Congratulations", "Scrap Happy", "Counting Sheep" and "Right Now", and all of the tracks on the "That's Enough" EP.


  • Boing!! (February 1992) UK #29

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