They tell us that only a few years ago they were busking on the streets to make rent money, but the boys from Flyte seem to be going from strength to strength. Made up of Will Taylor (vocals), Nick Hill (bass), Sam Berridge (keys & guitars) and Jon Supran (drums), Flyte have released a series of rather charming indie rock tracks in the past few years, all complimented by their sanguine four-part vocal harmonies. Having supported a number of high calibre alternative acts since their formation, they seem to be attracting the attention of all the right crowds.
It was one of their latest releases, ‘Closer Together’ released this summer that alerted us to the sounds of Flyte, and we’re very glad it did. Their new single ‘Please Eloise’, due out later this month has already racked up nearly 100k YouTube views in the past month and looks as though it’s going to be their biggest hit yet. They’ve spent a summer at various festivals up and down the country and are about to embark on a tour with long time Bombay Bicycle Club collaborator Lucy Rose throughout November.
Flyte have created a special mood board for us which takes us on a journey from their very early days right up to now, with some personal pictures from making music videos to nights down the pub. It’s a very sweet narration of all these images which makes the mood board so great, so read on and get to know Flyte a little more.
The flight of Flyte Mood Board
Starting the band
It came together like a flash of lightning. Within days of the band coming together, we had enough material to start performing, and this was us practising before our first show, ten days into Flyte’s formation. We were just so excited to all be singing together, and we still are.
Our first single- ‘We are the Rain’
Putting out ‘We are the Rain’ on Transgressive Records, we felt so proper and we were having a lot of fun with the artwork and the video. Will got naked in Piccadilly Circus, we did a tacky single launch at the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. We were doing it all ourselves and enjoying trying out any idea that came to us.
Touring with Bombay Bicycle Club/Our first headline tour
The year before we’d been busking on the street to pay our rent and then suddenly there we were playing Brixton Academy to five thousand people. We were on the road with Bombay for a month and we learnt so much in that short space of time.
Later that year we did our first UK headline tour and it was the biggest thrill we’ve had to date.
‘Light Me Up’
It seems to have been the defining track for us so far. It’s the one people are always singing back to us word-for-word at the shows. Shooting the video in the Barbican on old film cameras was a blast. And singing it for Sofar Sounds at the Manchester Art Gallery was a beautiful experience.
Closer Together Video
Making a video out of disposable camera photos was a really fun day and we had no idea if we’d pull it off. The result for us was a touching memento of our friendship, which we have to cherish forever