Preview: FLYTE at Buyers Club, Liverpool
The London alt-pop quartet return to the city after a triumphant gig at Magnet last year. Paul Fitzgerald reports.
A triumvirate of top level Harvest Sun gigs at Buyers Club this week, including a full band Howie Payne show on Thursday and SHAME appearing on Friday, begins in grand style on Wednesday with FLYTE making an appearance in support of their much lauded Loved Ones album.
Much loved by critics and fans alike, it really is a stand out album. Hooks galore, beautiful sweeping choral harmonies, its sun kissed and west coast flavoured, with no shortage of strong moments. With its almost theatrical chord progressions and graceful, well structured, character-led lyrics, it is an album that shows them to be a band of highly skilled musicians.
It is a bold statement of intent, delivered with undeniable class, from a band who’ve come this far with absolutely no rush.
Content to take their time and build these songs with a methodical purpose, it is hard to believe that it is a full three years since they first came to our attention when Zane Lowe selected their Over and Out EP as a Next Hype in 2014.
Those who saw the band’s Magnet show earlier this year have only great things to say about it, and if the gig matches the quality of the album, and we’re sure it will, it has all the makings of a very special evening.
Support on the night comes from Tom Low‘s latest intriguing reimagining TV:ME, and local Orange Juice flavoured pop upstarts SPINN.
FLYTE play Buyers Club, Liverpool on Wednesday 11th October 2017. Tickets are available now.