"..a lush, atmospheric collection of songs that deal in "sweet release" and sexual obsession, over ghostly, classic hooks." - THE GUARDIAN
“Like The Velvets on a David Lynch set." - NME
"The Bristol Sound's not dead, it's just chilling out. Or, in the case of this debut from The Flies, creeping around the seedier back streets in search of sensual gratification." - THE INDEPENDENT
The Flies will release their new single, ‘One Day My Baby Will Leave You’, on 24th March 2014 on Library Music Recordings. It’s a darkly beautiful, emotive song and the first to be taken from the band’s forthcoming second album ‘Pleasure Yourself’, due for release in late spring. The B side is the tender ‘One Less Heart Beats’.
The Flies formed in Bristol in a very loose and incremental way, when production team and Emmy Award winning soundtrack composers The Insects (Bob Locke and Tim Norfolk) joined forces with vocalist/musician Sean Cook. Sean had been a key player in Spiritualized (notably on their seminal record 'Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space') as well as the band Lupine Howl.
They released their first album 'All Too Human’ in 2007 to great critical acclaim, having many songs synced to film and adverts. Three singles were released, including 'High', featuring a video by Julian Temple.
For their second album The Flies worked with Andy Spaceland, a producer and musical collaborator who had worked with both Sean and The Insects with his previous band Alpha - and drummer Damon Reece who was also in Spiritualized and Lupine Howl.
After many late night sessions and in-between many other projects, (Sean and Damon are currently playing with Massive Attack and Elizabeth Fraser, Andy is working with Butch Vig and Mark Stewart (The Pop Group), the album was completed at the end of 2013.