Originally from Newcastle, and now located in Sydney, the four-piece have slowly built a reputation as a powerful live force around town, but have kept us waiting quite some time for their debut release. Clearly focussing on perfecting their sound in the studio, the group have just introduced us to their debut 7-inch Graduation and it’s well worth the wait.
Premiered on FBi Radio on Monday, the two tracks off their 7-inch capture the raw energy of groups like Joy Division or Eddy Current Suppression Ring impressively, though vocalist Matt Abell-King’s vocals take centre stage as he confronts the loss of his father in ‘Graduation’ and melancholically delivers lines like “With the grass so green, it makes me feel unclean,” in ‘Last Hue.’
The studio snaps, which were taken by Charlie Hardy, look as if they’ve been cut out from a copy of NME from the 80’s, as we see the lads swanning around amongst their instruments and the mixing desk. Captured in grainy black and white, there’s an intriguing coldness to the group that seeps out of each image and draws us in much like the bands music.
Flight To Dubai will taking their wild live show on the road in May (info here) and check out what went down when they hit the studio.