We first came across this band at the 2019 Westival where they put on a cracking set on the Pyramid Stage. Their second album is released September 2019,
From the Flight Brigade Facebook page:
FLIGHT BRIGADE·WEDNESDAY, 27 FEBRUARY 2019·
Think of Flight Brigade as a family and you start to understand the chemistry between them. Consider their songs as epic stories to which each member is essential, and you begin to grasp what makes their music so powerful. Watch them perform and you can’t fail to be struck by the special bond they share.
Their sound is as distinctive as it is unique. Infectious melodies and hooks flow through songs that at times exude fierce energy and at others gentle poignancy. With grand orchestral sweeps, crunching anthemic guitars, strings and synths, their explosive performances feel like it’s their last day on earth!
Festival appearances have included Glastonbury, Bestival, The Great Escape, Beautiful Days, Blissfields, and Boomtown as well as Reeperbahn in Germany. Named one of Time Out’s ‘Rising Stars’, radio play has included, Dan O’Connell Radio X; Steve Lamacq & Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music; Gary Crowley, Bob Harris and Janice Long on BBC Radio 2. Signed to Wixen Publishing (Neil Young, Black Keys, Rage Against the Machine) in 2018, their songs have also been used on ‘Made In Chelsea’, Channel 4’s ‘Sunday Brunch’ and E4’s “Tattoo Fixers”
Flight Brigade caught the ear of esteemed producer Chris Porter (George Michael, Elton John, Bowie) and were invited to record their second album at The Visconti Studio. The album is due for release in the autumn of 2019.
Members Ollie, Thomas and Dorry also compose for film, adverts and TV. Their expanding side project has seen a commission for ITV, an advert for NBC in the states, and independent films such as the upcoming ‘Learning the Ropes’ narrated by Ray Winstone.
Photo (c) Steve Gullick, Flight Brigade
A direct, driving sound, one that bears comparison to Arcade Fire but also has the crunch of Twin Atlantic. New single ‘Hurricane Season’ boasts an orchestral swell, while the songwriting has a real punch to it. – Clash Music Mag
“smack-bang into that global radio-friendly crossover territory usually inhabited by Imagine Dragons and The Killers. – Record of the Day
“On a warpath to making history… a bit of Muse, compared to My Morning Jacket, but ultimately what we hear is a dark, orchestral, and narrative-driven tour de force.” – New Sick Music
‘Astonishing’ BBC Radio 2