"suffocating, disquieting and claustrophobic - yet, somehow, completely irresistible" - BBC Radio 6 Fresh on the Net
"dark, for sure, but there's also a beautiful edge...artful without succumbing to pretence, it's intelligent but without excluding the directness emotion can offer" - Clash
One of Electronic Sound magazine's "50 for 2015"
London trio flies+flies combine electronics, cello, guitar and voice. Their brooding sound occupies a smoky hinterland between the warm comedown glow of Mogwai, Jeff Buckley's reflective late-night hymnals, the apocalyptic transmissions of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and the spare, sputtering 808 patterns of early Hessle Audio records. have taken their distinctly dark rhizomatic pop to packed shows in venues ranging from a disused dentists surgery to Glastonbury Festival.
The video for their first single 'Bad Crab Hand/Sufi' premiered on Clash who described the track as "artful without succumbing to pretence... intelligent but without excluding the directness emotion can offer". The single was featured on Drowned in Sound's 'Inbox Gold' playlist and Andrew Weatherall's 6 Mix.
Always bringing a strong visual element to their shows, their launch party was a performative walk-through installation which ended with them playing a gig inside a plastic projection cube designed by artist collaborator Nick Roberts, which was described by blogger Vik Shirley as "a dizzying but exquisite experience".
"chamber toned torch hybrids that flicker and weave to a subtle macabre motif that's cradled and creaking in a haunting 60's afterglow and pressed upon decidedly unhinged psyche" God is in the TV