Flights have just announced that they will release their long awaited debut album History Be Kind on October 6th, 2014, through Scylla Records.
2. Empire Gone
3. The Ghost of Things
5. Tired and Worn
6. Yellow Bentines
7. Disappointed But Not Surprised
8. Night Pool Supervisor
9. Borrowed Time
Pre-orders are available HERE
- The album will be available digitally and as a limited edition double 12" Vinyl.
- All pre-orders come with an instant download of album track 'The Ghost of Things'.
*You can hear 'The Ghost of Things' now by visiting their website.
A few words from Flights' frontman Joel on the album:
"Flights never set out with any particular long-term plan. Our initial aim was to 'write another song by the end of next month' - a lofty ambition! I think it's fair to say that each subsequent milestone that we achieved as a band has been met with a mixture of intense pride and bemused wonder – never quite knowing how we managed to find ourselves in the position we were in. But there was a point where we decided that we were going to write, record and release an album. Not just a quick EP, or the handful of songs that we had knocking around at the time. It would be more. Something that had an ebb and flow. Something that reflected the different facets of the band, and ultimately, something that we would be truly proud of.
Most of the ingredients that make up 'Flights' are present and correct on ‘History Be Kind’. Self- indulgent seven minute songs – check, silly time signatures – check, big guitars, delay, harmonies – check check check...but I also think there's a side to us that people haven't heard before. We've tried to rein it in a little, be a bit more concise, and definitely be more direct at certain points. It's been a challenge resisting the urge to throw in the kitchen sink when a song wasn't working!
So here it is; a year of our lives distilled into a collection of ten songs. Thank you so much for still paying attention. We hope you like it!