Following a milestone year with climactic releases to match, globally acclaimed duo Flight Facilities have today unveiled a stunning new single “Need You” featuring the effortlessly sultry vocals of New Zealand singer/songwriter NÏKA. Premiering with triple j’s Gen and Lewis, “Need You” finds the perfect balance of fragile melancholy and determined beat in a seamlessly compiled electronic release. Impeccably polished and fluent as ever, “Need You” is a charming new stride from last year’s highly triumphant and collaborative “Stranded”.
Alongside the new release, the producers have also announced The Return Flight tour - a special run of intimate shows to kick off their trajectory into 2018. Having scaled the heights of sell-out orchestral headline shows in The Domain and Sidney Myer Music Bowl and international festival stages, The Return Flight tour serves as a rare opportunity to catch the ARIA award winners, chart-topping performers in close quarters, with a limited ticket release - worth setting your alarm for.
Exhibiting their captivating and ever-dynamic live show, Flight Facilities will commence their humble run of shows with a hometown gig at Sydney’s Metro Theatre on Tuesday April 24, before heading south to Melbourne’s 170 Russell on Tuesday May 1. From there, they will make their way to Brisbane’s The Triffid on Wednesday May 9, before traversing west to Perth’s Villa on Friday May 11. Finally, the duo will hop the pond, closing out to lucky Kiwi fans at Auckland’s The Powerstation on Friday May 18.
Keeping focus firmly on the music, The Return Flight tour marks the next chapter for Flight Facilities’ collaborators Jimmy and Hugo. “We’re at what feels like a real turning point in our career", says Jimmy, “our lives as individuals are changing and so too is our vision for the band.” The pair have spent the majority of their careers bucking trends in electronic music and have made an art form out of reinvention. Now, they're going back to what it’s all really about; the songs, where fans this year can expect a renaissance of the band’s beloved singles run.
"Need You" & The Return Flight tour follows a tremendous 2017 for the producers, releasing the Hype Machine-topping single “Arty Boy” which has since amassed over 5 million online streams. More recently, their single "Stranded" featuring Broods, Reggie Watts and Saro has served as one of their most compelling pieces of work to date, further cementing their place in the world's electronic scene and propelling them into a league of their own. Outside of the feature artists, the duo also brought together concert pianist Piers Lane, Warpaint drummer Stella Mozgawa & more, while garnering international support from Clash, Earmilk, mixmag and Indie Shuffle.
Since emerging with the timeless global summer anthem “Crave You”, Flight Facilities have held the formula for feel-good soundtracks that make people want to dance. The pair have risen to international fame with cult hits such as “Clair de Lune”, “Down To Earth” and “Sunshine” - each garnering millions of online streams, while their debut LP, Down To Earth hosted an impressive list of guest artists including Kylie Minogue, Emma Louise, Reggie Watts, Owl Eyes, Bishop Nehru, Micky Green and Giselle. With a new vision and glistening new single “Need You” in tow, don’t miss your chance to see Australia’s production masterminds in these one-off intimate settings, before they take off for yet another unstoppable year.
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FLIGHT FACILITIES 'THE RETURN FLIGHT' TOUR
Exclusive pre-sale available to Laneway Festival members from 8am Friday March 2
Tickets go on sale at 8am, Monday March 5 via AAAticketing.co.nz
Tuesday April 24 - Metro Theatre, Sydney
Tuesday May 1 - 170 Russell, Melbourne
Wednesday May 9 - The Triffid, Brisbane
Friday May 11 - Villa, Perth
Friday May 18 - The Powerstation, Auckland
+ PERFORMING ACROSS AUSTRALIA AT GROOVIN THE MOO FESTIVAL