“Please please please Eloise, don’t believe what you see in the magazines”
Listen to London quartet Flyte’s previous singles. Quickly skipping through the likes of “Light Me Up,” “Over And Out” and, most recently, “Closer Together” and you’d be hard pushed to pin it down to a time period. They’ve mastered time! Well, timelessness. Exuberant vocals are matched beautiful by jangly guitar grooves and old fashioned rock and roll percussion.
It’s an absolute pleasure, therefore, that they’ve returned by brighten up the back end of a rather rainy British summer with some more sun-drenched indie-pop as they premiere latest single “Please Eloise” which is released on October 16th via Island Records. Think the playful “kitchen sink indie” of Little Comets with a smattering of the undecidedly ambivalent vocal tones of Villagers frontman Conor O’Brien. The shadowy vocals make sense when reading through the reason behind the song: “The song itself was written for the people we know who suffer from eating disorders. It’s asking them to be true to their abilities and reject the expectation that success is somehow determined by how your body looks,” before adding “But mostly – for us it’s been an excuse to play very loudly in a small room” as the song was recorded as live on an 8 track tape machine in their ramshackle DIY studio “to capture an honest unadulterated performance of the band in full flow”.
Fresh from touring with Bombay Bicycle Club and HINDS, the band play a one off headline show in London next month before heading around the UK in support of Lucy Rose.
September 15th London Sebright Arms
October (with Lucy Rose) 1st Leeds University Union 2nd Exeter Phoenix 3rd Southend Chinnerys 7th Liverpool Academy 8th Oxford Academy 9th Leicester Academy 2 10th Northampton Roadmender 12th Newcastle Riverside 13th Warwick Arts Centre 14th Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms 15th Nottingham Rescue Rooms 17th Stoke Sugarmill 18th London Forum
A proud Mancunian who grew a beard through laziness more than fashion consciousness but it works either way. After starting his own blog in 2012, he spent three years hosting an award winning radio show and became a senior editor at EUPHORIA.