Laneway Presents Flight Facilities
25 August 2014
Ever elusive duo Flight Facilities dropped a bombshell on unsuspecting, devoted fans, by announcing the wholly unanticipated – and yet incredibly welcomed - debut album, “Down to Earth”, along with a headline world tour that will see the guys conquer their biggest headline shows to date. The production pair, best known for their string of popular club singles have done the unexpected, announcing a cracking new set of tunes to compliment their already impressive back catalogue.
From the moment this news hit, fans were able to purchase the full “Down to Earth”First Class Experience by heading to the Flight Facilities website. Here you are able to order your choice of in-flight entertainment (Full LP in chosen format + an exclusive remix of the first single), your boarding pass (tickets to shows of your choice), with the added bonus of a rather exclusive Flight Facilities in-flight care-kit – quite the Frequent Flyer bonus!
On “Down To Earth”, Flight Facilities are scaling new heights. It’s not just a new chapter, it’s a whole new altitude; bound together through ornate instrumental interludes in the seamless style of some of the boys’ favourite records, like Cut Copy’s “In Ghost Colours” and Metronomy’s“English Riviera”. There are some unexpected guests – in time-honoured form – dotted throughout this unexpected Flight Facilities journey. Some of the guests waiting in the departure lounge include the divine Ms Emma Louise, New York’s most soulful comedian, Reggie Watts, a star turn from Melbourne’s Owl Eyes, a foray into hip-hop with hotly tipped rapper Bishop Nehru, along with existing favourites like Micky Green and Giselle. These are just some of the highlights that will be coming out of the “Down To Earth” carousel in the near future.
Since their arrival in 2009, Flight Facilities have proven themselves to be one of electronic music’s most consistently popular songwriting duos. Their first hit, Crave You, has become the unofficial soundtrack to summer parties from Sydney to Stockholm, and they’ve since deployed six successful singles, including the self-released slow-burner Clair De Lune, which went Gold in Australia. They’ve racked up serious air miles, touring the globe and playing headline shows and festivals in every major destination, from Coachella to Falls Festival and their recent ‘Stand Still’ tour saw them selling out huge rooms for over three months.
In 2013, Flight Facilities even mastered the art of time travel, with a forty-year spanning ‘Decades Mix’ series that took their fans on a whirlwind tour through their proliferate influences and expansive taste. And yet, they’ve managed to do it all without ever putting out a full-length record; so much so that competing carriers have started to adopt their model in an attempt to replicate that Flight Facilities magic.
Hugo & Jimmy of Flight Facilities comment on their approach to writing the album that everyone craved - “We do live in a singles-based culture, so if you do an album, you have to do it right”. With that mantra front of mind, the result is one of the finest records of the genre, and certainly a contender for Aussie high-flyer of the year.
Buckle up. This is one trip you don’t want to miss.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Thursday 6 November | HQ, Adelaide
Saturday 8 November | Capitol, Perth
Wednesday 12 November | Forum, Melbourne *New Date Added
Thursday 13 November | Forum, Melbourne SOLD OUT
Friday 14 November | Forum, Melbourne SOLD OUT
Saturday 15 November | The Tivoli, Brisbane
Thursday 20 November | Enmore Theatre, Sydney SOLD OUT
Friday 21 November | Enmore Theatre *New show added*