FLYTE+ GRAFTON ASH

Flyte are Will Taylor (vocals, lead guitar), Nick Hill (bass, vocals), Sam Berridge (keyboards, guitars, vocals) and Jon Supran (drums, vocals).

The band has spent the first months of 2017 in Australia putting the finishing touches to their debut album with Courtney Barnett producer Burke Reid, a collaboration that delves deep into new sonic territory to create a modernist but timeless sound that revels in coming-of-age nostalgia, cinematic synth melodies and prolific storytelling themes of life, love and death.

Last year, vocalist Will Taylor and keys player Sam Berridge got drunk and uploaded a cover of Joni Mitchell’s ‘River’ to their Facebook page. The slap-dash DIY charm and heart-wrenching voices started a Flyte-movement. Racking up over 1 million streams, fans wanted more sessions, and Flyte began carefully curating covers in London landmarks with towering acoustics, earning a reputation for their trademark four-part harmonies, as well as their live sound. Pulling on all their resources, the band also started a successful sell-out club night Chasing Heaven, where friends were invited to play at intimate London venues.

Accomplished songwriters Will, Sam, Nick, and Jon have released a flurry of alternative-indie anthems including ‘We Are The Rain’, ‘Closer Together,’ and ‘Light Me Up’ over the past few years and have amassed over 1.5 million Spotify streams. Evolving together as a band and great friends.

Flyte Links: Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter

Listen to ‘Victoria Falls’ below:


Plus support from GRAFTON ASH

Grafton Ash are a four-piece pop/folk band from Worcestershire. With their strong vocal harmonies and fusion of electronic and acoustic styles, the band’s live set projects energy and contrasts that with a subtleness.

Their debut EP Avalanche was released in summer 2015 and quickly gained attention from BBC Introducing, with the title track becoming ‘Track of the Week’ twice and the lads being invited to perform a live session on the BBC Introducing Stage at Nozstock 2016. Their second EP Exisiting was recently released to great response and has been hailed as the bands best sound yet.

Grafton Ash Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Listen to ‘Existing’ below: