After six months holed up in their rehearsal space and recording studio, Flyte are back with a first taste of their forthcoming debut album. Closer Together showcases Flyte’s unerring sense of sparkly indie-pop, this time with added bite. “Maybe moments apart keep us closer together”, sings Will Taylor over an easy bass and funk-pop guitar, and at this point they’re pinging balloons off their quiffs on Top of the Pops. As Closer Together ramps up they show that maybe they picked up a trick or two during their time on tour with Bombay Bicycle Club, as bubbling electronica gives way to a euphoric guitar outro,
The video for Closer Together documents a life in a day. As the band themselves explain:
We wanted to make a portrait of the band living out a normal day. So our friend Katie Craik came round early one morning with a sack of disposable cameras and just snapped away until late that night. Will and Katie then cut the photographs to the music and there it was! A day in the life of Flyte. Special thanks to Kyra Wood and Johnny Seymour.
Closer Together is out on July 31st, on Island Records.
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