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, the striking mix of male and female have brought comparisons to Arcade Fire and Of Monsters and Men.
In 2015, called the Best Unsigned Band at Brighton’s The Great Escape, they performed at 16 festivals, including Bestival and Glastonbury. In November, they released their EP, ‘Stealing Fire’, to rave reviews and radio play from 6 Music, Radio X and the BBC. Lead track ‘When We Were Young’ had its video premiere on Channel 4. As 2016 opened Flight Brigade were named one of Time Out’s Rising Stars and released their “U Kill Me” Ep as they toured the UK. They perform at Reeperbahn Festival and embark on a full UK tour this Autumn followed by their first tour in Germany
Flight Brigade’s debut album, OUR FRIENDS OUR ENEMIES, is released on 14th October.
“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