“British debut album of the year” – The Sunday Times
Never the kind of band to act in uncertain haste when it comes to their music, each song off Flyte’s debut album The Loved Ones feels like something to relish, to mull over, with a deeper, unfolding resonance. The same goes for their visual identity, and following the release of their critically lauded debut album, Flyte reveal the ‘Faithless’ video, a remarkable collaboration with Femke Huurdeman and CANADA (Tame Impala, Beck), the only band to work consecutively with the legendary production company. Flyte have also spent the last month supporting Lemon Twigs on tour, concluding at Kentish Town Forum, and will play at Communions Christmas Party at Notting Hill Arts Club on December 3, as well as supporting Lord Huron on their European tour early next year.
“It felt great to go back and work with Canada for a second time. We knew the 'Holy Mountain' and 'Paris, Texas' references were going to lead to something grandiose, and the director Femke’s visual influences were spookily in sync with ours. Zoe - who played the girl - was hyper intelligent and totally got what we were going for. The African Raven was also a magnificent thing to behold in the flesh,” says Flyte.
Flyte separately admit that as early as age ten, a career in music was their only ambition. Drummer Jon Supran and bassist Nick Hill met guitarist Will Taylor at their local comprehensive school, where Will’s parents both taught English. They later came upon keys player Sam Berridge busking at Tottenham Court Road station after moving to Hackney in their late teens. Accomplished songwriters who quickly earned a reputation for their trademark vocal arrangements and live show, the band released a flurry of alternative singles before pairing up with Courtney Barnett producer Burke Reid to create their first full length record. The Loved Ones is the result of years of enlightenment and friendship.
FLYTE TOUR DATES
Sunday 3rd December – London – Communion Christmas at Notting Hill Arts club
Supporting Lord Huron
Friday 19th January - Manchester, UK - O2 Ritz
Saturday 20th January - Leeds, UK - Stylus
Sunday 21st January - Bristol, UK - SWX
Tuesday 23rd January - London, UK - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Wednesday 24th January - Brighton, UK - Concorde 2
Friday 26th January - Dublin, UK - Vicar Street
Saturday 27th January - Glasgow, UK - O2 ABC
Monday 29th January - Paris, France - Le Point Ephémère
Tuesday 30th January - Luxembourg - Rockhal Club
Wednesday 31st January - Ronda, Utrecht - TivoliVredenburg
Thursday 1st February - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix Hall
Saturday 3rd February - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega Small Hall
Sunday 4th February - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller Music Hall
Monday 5th February - Stockholm, Sweden - Kagelbanan
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