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.
In the school of Grizzly Bear, Alt J, and Fleet Foxes, Flyte have used their four voices to guide their sound, avoiding crashing cymbals and layers of electric guitars in favour of a more carefully constructed approach. The Loved Ones is the result of years of enlightenment and friendship.
Lead singer Will Taylor says: “The Loved Ones is for the thoughtful listener. Like a book you can open and read from start to finish. An album you would listen to on headphones on the bus to school, that is yours and no one else’s.”
Flyte have released their exceptional debut 10-Track LP, and to celebrate their album release, the four-piece reveal the first instalment of ‘Behind Sliding Doors’, which documents early sessions in the studio, from the perspective of producer Burke Reid and created by good friend Balan Evan.
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 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.
FLYTE TOUR DATES 2017:
Fri 15 Sep – Southampton, The Joiners
Sat 16 Sep – Brighton, Patterns
Tue 19 Sep – London, Scala
Mon 25 Sep – Cambridge, Portland Arms
Tue 26 Sep – Norwich, The Waterfront Studio
Wed 27 Sep – Wolverhampton, Newhampton Arts Centre
Thu 28 Sep – Cardiff, Gwdihŵ Café Bar
Sat 30 Sep – Leicester, The Cookie
Sun 1 Oct – Oxford, The Cellar
Mon 2 Oct – Guildford, Boileroom
Wed 4 Oct – Hull, The Polar Bear
Thu 5 Oct – Leeds, Chapel
Fri 6 Oct – York, The Fulford Arms
Sat 7 Oct – Manchester, Neighbourhood Festival
Mon 09 Oct – Nottingham, The Bodega
Tue 10 Oct – Birmingham, Academy 3
Wed 11 Oct – Liverpool, Buyers’ Club
Thu 12 Oct – Bristol, Exchange
For more information or to book flytetheband.com.