Sydney electronic music high-flyers, Flight Facilities, are one of the biggest drawcards on the Australian dance music scene.
The dynamic duo, Hugo Gruzman and James Lyell, cut their formative musical teeth in the mash up world of remixing other artists, including Bags Raiders and Sneaky Sound System. They quickly progressed to delivering their own, original material, with their track ‘Crave You’ scoring a top twenty slot in the 2010 Triple J Hottest 100. This, together with their 2012 track, ‘Clair de Lune’, quickly became Aussie dance anthems of a generation.
In the ensuing years the group continued to lift their profile, including big ticket performances at South By Southwest and Coachella, and 2014 saw them drop their debut album, the rapturously received ‘Down To Earth’. The album reached a giddying number three on the ARIA charts, and included the highly popular numbers ‘Two Bodies’, featuring Emma Louise and ‘Sunshine’, featuring Reggie Watts.
This year has seen the band’s stocks rise even further, with the singles ‘Need You’, featuring Nika, and ‘All Your Love’, featuring Dustin Tebbutt, keeping the band firmly in the ascendency, with the latter currently pushing towards four million Spotify streams.
And the rest of 2018 will see the duo continue to soar off the back of this irrepressible momentum, as they prepare to embark on their highly anticipated All Your Love Australian tour. With many of the shows having already sold out, and further nights added in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, you’ll be pleased to know that the guys have included the Gold Coast in their bulging itinerary, with a show at NightQuarter in Helensvale happening on Friday, 7 September.
Make no mistake, this gig will probably sell out beforehand – the band’s first up South East Queensland performance of the tour, at the Tivoli on 5 September, has already sold out, with an extra Tivoli show subsequently added. So to experience one of this country’s most dynamic electro-party vibes right here on the Gold Coast, you’d best be quick and grab your tickets pronto.
In the event you need any more convincing, there are also two other fabulous Aussie bands along for the ride, with electronic dreamers The Kite String Tangle and fearlessly eclectic Sydney crew Haiku Hands ensuring an electric evening will be a foregone conclusion.
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Catch Flight Facilities, together with The Kite String Tangle and Haiku Hands, when they light up the following local stages in September:
Tuesday 4 September: The Tivoli, Brisbane
Wednesday 5 September: The Tivoli, Brisbane (sold out)
Friday 7 September: NightQuarter, Gold Coast