"a direct, driving sound that bears comparison to Arcade Fire but also has the crunch of Twin Atlantic. The songwriting has a real punch to it."
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 on Radio X, Steve Lamacq & Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music, Gary Crawley on BBC Introducing London, Bob Harris & Janice Long (including live session) on BBC Radio 2, as well as Tom Allen on CBC Radio 2, Canada. In Germany they reached number 13 on the German college airplay charts. Their songs have been used on Channel 4's ‘Made In Chelsea’, ‘Sunday Brunch’, and 'Tattoo Fixers'. 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.
Flight Brigade is supported by the International Showcase Fund, which is run by PRS for Music Foundation in partnership with UKT&I, Arts Council England, British Underground and the MU in association with PledgeMusic.