(Image; Chasing Heaven Poster; Demii Whiffin)
Flyte, a London based four-piece, have launched their very own club night: Chasing Heaven, featuring the fantastic Screaming Peaches (formally known as Movie) and electro-duo newcomers, Glass.
The first support band: Screaming Peaches are a band I’ve been listening to, and have wanted to see, for ages. They remind me so much of the beautiful experimentalism of Late Of The Pier. With their suave bass lines, echoed vocals, pedal effect guitars and 80’s pop chorus’s, what’s not to love. Check out highlight tracks: ‘Ads’ and ‘Mr Fist’ to see what I mean.
Upcoming band, Glass channel a dark electronic almost 90’s vibe, think No-Doubt with the ethereal of Bjork. Lyrics of haunting hindsight and foreboding presence. Listen to latest single: ‘Be Careful’ an ironic love song, lingering long after the record stops.
Headliners Flyte have a way of creating upbeat alternative pop, with melodies of candid singer-songwriter quality, suffice to stand alone vocally. As you listen you will find yourself hearing nuances of The Kinks’ rooted englishness up against the pace of David Byrne’s wry and whimsy thrown in with Kate Bush’s literary attachment. Altogether addictive. If you’re a fan of music with storytelling at it’s core, harmonised with a backdrop of dreamy romanticism, brimmed with nostalgia of yesteryear, then you yourself, will be taken away by Flyte.
…A review of the night to follow…see you there!