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Introducing: Flyte

March 15, 2017 in News

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

Flyte play The Sunflower Lounge Birmingham on Wed 31st May 2017. Tickets available here.

Listen to ‘Victoria Falls’ below:

New Faces Tour comes to Birmingham

September 7, 2015 in News

Communion, the hugely respected independent promoter and label, is taking its ‘New Faces’ on the road once again, in what is now the fourth instalment of the biannual tour. Continuing in the previous vein of encouraging the uprise of promising new talent, this year’s line-up consists of some of the most exciting new acts coming out of Britain right now.

The label team up with Birmingham Promoters for the Birmingham date on Sat 21st November at The Rainbow (tickets). The tour, which takes its name from the influential New Faces compilation album, features some on the UK’s most hotly tipped artists.

 Topping the bill this year are the hugely exciting Yorkshire-born duo Seafret. Making huge waves with their continuously brilliant output over the past year or so, starting with their debut single ‘Give Me Something’ which topped The Hype Machine charts in the summer of 2014. The pair will be bringing a full live band to the table, a rare occurrence since their inception a little over a year ago – and this is a performance which is not to be missed.

Seafret Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Next up is a band who are without a doubt flying the flag for British indie-pop, London based quartet Flyte, who are sure to stun crowds up and down the country with their anthemic brand of guitar-led pop.

Flyte Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

The final two acts on this edition’s bill are equally as exciting. Shrewsbury born singer-songwriter Dan Owen has been quietly plying his trade over the last twelve months or so, and is now set to take his wonderfully powerful vocals and unique blend of blues-infused acoustic sounds to a much wider audience.

Dan Owen: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Last but not least, we have Brighton’s very own Jack Watts – with a voice so fragile and beautiful, and instrumentally one of the most impressive and imaginative we’ve heard all year, his live show is one that is something totally and completely unforgettable.

Jack Watts Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

THE NEW FACES TOUR COMES TO THE RAINBOW BIRMINGHAM ON SAT 21ST NOVEMBER 2015. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE.

Watch the video for ‘Be There’ by Seafret below: