Archie, Marry Me - Flyte
Our LCM featured artists today are an excellent Hackney band called Flyte. Rooted in classic pop songwriting and propelled by the sound and sensibilities of New Wave, Flyte's songs are infectiously melodic and compellingly lyrical. The band are Will Taylor (lead vocals, guitar), Sam Berridge (guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), Jon Supran (drums, backing vocals) and Nick Hill (bass, backing vocals). Our LCM #Trackoftheday is a beautiful acepella version of 'Archie, Marry Me'
Flyte's debut ‘Live EP’ was recorded in a day by Hugh Fielding, and mixed by Dan Grech-Marguerat. The lead track of the EP 'Over and Out" picked up a ‘Next Hype’ play on Zane Lowe‘s Radio 1 show and further Radio 1 plays from Fearne Cotton.
Their first single 'We Are The Rain' was released on Transgressive Records on 28 April 2014.The single and b-side 'Where Nobody Knows Your Name" were mixed and produced by Dan Grech-Marguerat. and released digitally along with a limited run of 7" vinyl. The video for We Are The Rain was premiered by Michael Cragg on the Guardian's music blog. The single received support from Radio 1, XFM, BBC 6Music, BBC London, & Amazing Radio.
Their second single 'Light Me Up' was released on Turned Out Nice / Island Records on 17 November 2014. The single was recorded by Hugh Fielding at the band's own recording facility within Goldmine Studios in Bethnal Green and mixed by Mike Crossey. Light Me Up was listed on XFM's evening playlist and included as one of the station's 5 Best Songs of the Week.
Two further singles 'Closer Together' and Please 'Eloise' followed in 2015.
The band are currently working there way to their debut album.