Gig Preview: Flyte – Fallow Cafe, Manchester – 25/05/17

For those of you well-versed in the indie scene, you’ll need no introduction to Flyte. The London quartet immediately captivated the attention of all the cool kids back in 2013 with the release of infectious hit ‘Over and Out’. Two EP’s and numerous singles since, it’s been uphill only for vocalist Will Taylor and co – whose knack at penning indie anthems such as ‘Please Eloise’ and ‘Light Me Up’ has earned the band over 1.5 million Spotify streams and support slots with Bombay Bicycle Club. Not too shabby, eh?

Their latest single is the product of Flyte’s travels abroad; earlier this year, they began carefully curating their debut album alongside Australian producer Burke Reid of Courtney Barnett fame. ‘Victoria Falls’ has got all the ingredients of a top hit. Melancholy guitar? Check. Soaring harmonies? Check. Their live performances, filmed in Shoreditch’s St Leonard’s Church, have elevated the quartet’s live show to the next level. It’s no surprise that their recent Facebook covers of Joni Mitchell and David Bowie have caused such a stir.

Their return from Australia marks a new chapter for Flyte. Armed with an abundance of new songs that they’re eager to play, their plan is “to get on the road and not get off it for a long while”. Their first headline tour in nearly two years kicks off at Brighton’s Great Escape tonight; after that, it’s a trek around the UK, including a visit to Fallow Cafe next Thursday. With their last Manchester date a sell-out groove at Gullivers supported by longtime pals Screaming Peaches, expect nothing less than magical from Flyte this summer.

Catch Flyte live:

May 18 – Brighton – Great Escape Festival

May 19 – Winchester – The Railway Inn

May 20 – Bath – Moles Club

May 21 – Bristol – The Crofters Rights

May 24 – Sheffield – The Rocking Chair

May 25 – Manchester – Fallow Cafe

May 26 – Nottingham – Chameleon Arts Cafe

May 27 – Newcastle – Surf Cafe

May 28 – Glasgow – The Garage

May 31 – Birmingham – The Sunflower Lounge

June 2 – Liverpool – The Magnet

July 9 – Brockenhurst – Smoked & Uncut

July 13 – Latitude Festival

July 19 – London – Scala