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Alter The Press! Presents: Flights

Formed just over a year ago in Bristol, Flights have quickly gone from strength to strength on their new self-titled EP. Recorded at Outhouse Studios (Architects, Your Demise), 'Flights' proves to be a blend of post-rock ideas, three-part harmonies, complex structures and an overall compelling release.

In addition the band have played shows alongside Attack Attack (UK), Flood of Red and Max Raptor, establishing their name and furthermore becoming one of the most promising UK bands right now.

For Fans Of: Thrice, Oceansize, Mogwai, Radiohead, Deftones, and Tool.

Alter The Press: Why should Alter The Press! readers check you out?
Flights: Well, we're definitely trying to do something a little bit interesting and different. With our debut EP, we like to think we've written music that takes the listener on a bit of a journey, and have created a diverse sound which will reward the listener on repeated plays. All our favourite bands have unique and instantly identifiable sounds and all we've ever really wanted to do is make music that is varied and interesting to play and listen to, but is also cohesive and clearly recognisable as us!

ATP: What's the story behind the band?
Flights: Adam and I (Joe) have been in bands since we were really young and always played together. Adam had known Joel for a while and decided to get him involved too. We’d been writing casually for a week or so when a friend of Joel’s who works in Abbey Road asked if we wanted to go and demo a tune so he could practice using the studio equipment. At this point we only had one song, it had no ending and we had no bassist. Luckily Adam and I had previously played in a grimy hardcore band with Dean so we roped him in, had one practice and then went to Abbey Road to record the song that became ‘Stitched to the Bone’!

It was pretty clear from the first practice that there was a really good chemistry going on. Abbey Road was a great experience and we were chuffed to bits with the demo so we just carried on from there. We spent 6 months solidly writing, practising and playing shows, then went to Outhouse Studios and recorded our EP with John Mitchell (Architects, Your Demise, Lower Than Atlantis). Now here we are!

ATP: Single highlight as a band so far?
Flights: Abbey Road was really special but my personal highlight has been walking into a newsagent, picking up a magazine and seeing our dirty mugs in it

ATP: What are your plans for the 12 months?
Flights: We release our debut EP on May 30th and will be releasing a new video and a free download single the week before. We'll be touring the EP over the summer and for the best part of the year, before taking some time out at the end of the year to finish work on our debut album, We hoping to have that on the shelves in mid-2012. We're quite impatient though and are always writing music, so I think you're going to see a few new songs released to bridge the gap later in the year.

'Flights EP' by Flights is out now through Big Cartel.

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