Think of Flight Brigade as a family as much as a seven-strong band and you start to understand the chemistry between them. Think of 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.
Flight Brigade’s strength in numbers suits the scope of their songs. The grand orchestral sweeps, the crunching anthemic guitars, With male/female vocals & strings set amidst synths & heavy guitars, their explosive live show feels like it’s their last day on earth, ‘as if Arcade Fire had a face off with Fleetwood Mac and then Renaissance came in for the kill’.
Festival appearances have included Glastonbury, Bestival, Great Escape, Beautiful Days, Larmer Tree, Blissfields, Boomtown as well as Reeperbahn in Germany. In 2016 they released their debut album ‘Our Friends Our Enemies’. Named one of Time Out’s ‘Rising Stars’, radio play has included, Dan O’Connell Radio X, Steve Lamacq & Tom Robinson BBC 6 Music, Gary Crawley, BBC Introducing London, Bob Harris & Janice Long, BBC Radio 2, as well as Tom Allen, CBC Radio 2, Canada. In Germany they reached number 13 on the German college airplay charts. Their songs have been used on ‘Made In Chelsea’ and Channel 4’s ‘Sunday Brunch’. The band have spent autumn 2017 recording their second album live at The Visconti Studio with producer Chris Porter. Members Ollie, Thomas and Dorry also compose for film and TV, an expanding side project that has 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.
“Hurricane Season” ; …they knock it right out of the park again with this total barnstormer of a tune…This punchy, crunchy drivetime anthem is as solid as a rock. Simply incredible. – Record of the Day
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
Flight Brigade offer a big sweeping stunner of a song with “Hurricane Season”… the track grabs you from its very first beat, draws you into a whirlwind of instruments and voices and beautifully blends pop elements with edgier, rougher rock pieces into one gorgeous song. – Glam Glare
“smack-bang into that global radio-friendly crossover territory usually inhabited by Imagine Dragons and The Killers. – Record of the Day
“They flourish in front of a crowd, transforming a fair few devotees and captivating everyone already under the band’s spell. There’s no other band like Flight Brigade on the scene at the moment and that’s what makes them so special… ones to watch in 2016” – Drunken Werewolf
“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
“A rare talent that calls to mind early Arcade Fire.” – God Is In The TV