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Today, iconic Sydney duo Flight Facilities return to share a two-track EP, Lost Forever available now via Future Classic.

As a pseudo-epilogue to their sophomore album FOREVER, both tracks represent the duo’s journey 12 months since its release. Having eclipsed the nation with their headline tour, alongside executing their own mammoth festival juggernaut, Airfields, that saw some of the brightest local and international acts perform to an open-air crowd, Hugo Gruzman and Jimmy Lyell now reveal and celebrate some of their favourite unreleased moments from the FOREVER era.

First debuted during the duo’s pre-album NEVER FOREVER livestream, “Feel It” is a historic house heater starring a ceremonious arrangement of Flight Facilities synths that are warm, airy and arresting in unity. The coolly transposed beat and sampled vocals direct a clubbier mood before Owl Eyes delivers a melody of haunting beauty. The accompanying visualiser from Babekuhl pastiches a transfixing array of grainy 70s film footage of a child and his family.

Flight Facilities fans will recognise that second track, “Planet Claire” has become a mainstay in the duo’s dynamic live shows. A dedication to an electronic great in their eyes, Booka Shade, the journeyed song is punctuated by evolving jabs of modular synths and analog rhythms. Layered with delicate and infectious complexity, the track receives a fitting visualiser from Babekuhl. Laced with neon green FF logos, a fast-moving rotation of shapes in kaleidoscopic form becomes hypnotic.

Flight Facilities say on Lost Forever“It’s already been 12 months since we released our last album. Several tracks were left on the cutting room floor of FOREVER, but it felt wrong to leave them unreleased. ‘Planet Claire’ has formed an integral part of our live show in the past 6-12 months, and it’s our little homage to a favourite artist, Booka Shade. ‘Feel It’ was one of the first demo’s we wrote after Down To Earth. We’ve sat on it for years, constantly updating and picking at it, eventually adding vocals from Owl Eyes. There’s a certain magic in this tune that captures the nostalgia of us messing around in the studio together.”

Flight Facilities’ second studio album, FOREVER is the culminating result of many years of experimentation between the Sydney pair. Starring a string of 2021 releases, including “Lights Up” feat. Channel Tres“Move” feat. DRAMA, club-ready cut “The Ghost”, and “Forever” feat. Broods, the record received praise and recognition from GQRolling Stone10 Magazine, before being named Spotlight Album by triple j. The pair soon after hit the road for their FOREVER national tour, showcasing the record in the Australian live arena before travelling to America for an epic run of dates. Never to slow down, the pair next made their way to Europe for a series of dates and appearances across the summer season.

Having come a long way from their 2010 singles “Crave You” feat. Giselle Rosselli and “Foreign Language”, Flight Facilities have sold more than 150,000 tickets and accumulated over a billion streams globally, and scored three ARIA nominations and gold certification for their debut album Down To Earth in 2014. The pair have seen eight Hottest 100 placings, an ARIA-Award for their 2015 live album Live With The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and enduring appreciation for consistently defying sonic trends in their feel-good, dance floor beckoning tunes that have seen them collaborate with superstars and blazing up-and-comers alike, including Aloe Blacc, Kylie Minogue and Reggie Watts. Consistently smashing goals, the pair featured in Apple’s iPhone 13 announcement advertisement with “Lights Up”. On the live stage, Flight Facilities have gained notoriety for bringing together the crowds of Coachella, Japan’s Fuji Rock, the UK’s Bestival, Sydney’s Field Day, and 2019’s Australian Open among many more.

As Flight Facilities reflect on an incredible past 12 months, dive into the finale of their sophomore album with the duo’s Lost Forever EP, out now via Future Classic.

LOST FOREVER EP TRACKLIST

1. Feel It
2. Planet Claire

FLIGHT FACILITIES TOUR DATES

26 November – Wine Machine – Perth, WA
17 December  – Wine Machine – Adelaide, SA
30 December – Beyond the Valley – VIC
31 December – NYE in the Park – Sydney, NSW
14 January – Wine Machine – Hobart, TAS (DJ set)

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      LDRU fans rejoice! The much-loved project of acclaimed Sydney-based producer and DJ Drew Carmody has officially returned, marked by his signing of a worldwide deal to Warner Music Australia and the arrival of his addictive new single “The Excuse” out today. Accompanying the new release is a high-energy, psychedelic collage video created by Australian digital artist Ego / Undersea Creative. A percussion-heavy party starter strewn with piano and tambourine, “The Excuse” showcases a vibrant new era for L D R U, painting his signature synth-pop sound with a grittier, infectious groove. Armed with a healthy dose of indie-rock charm, “The Excuse” makes for a perfect festival anthem and dancefloor igniter. Talking about “The Excuse”, LDRU says the main element of the record was collaboration – “Synergy between great minds and feelings alike, all mixed into one harmonious blend of dance/rock and pop. It’s about not caring what anyone else thinks, clearing your head from all the drama and having a genuine childlike state of mind – really having fun, with the kind of laughter that makes your cheeks ache from smiling so much.” The collaborators Drew is referring to are songwriter and producer Taras Hrubyj-Piper, plus hilarious TikTok-famous comedian and drummer Tom Cardy. As for LDRU’s hopes for those who listen? “Make sure you let your hair down and dance like no one is watching, while blasting it on your speakers.” Leading into the official single, fans were also treated to a string of four electrifying warm up tracks. From the exhilarating and magnetic “Be There” and “Basecamp” to the shimmering, punch-packing “Let You Go” and “Ride Through”, the tracks revealed a reinvigorated LDRU, asserting that his new chapter is set to be the most exciting yet. LDRU is ushering in his new era as part of the Warner Music Australia roster, with “The Excuse” being his official debut on the label, and a swag of even more thrilling dance tracks set to be unleashed very soon. President of Warner Music Australasia, Dan Rosen, says “I am genuinely thrilled to welcome LDRU to the Warner Music family. We’re long term fans of his work, and when we first heard the new songs he had been working on over the past couple of years, I knew we had to bring him into the label. These are seriously huge tracks, and I can’t wait to hear them blasting across dancefloors and festival stages around Australia and the world.” LDRU carries a decorated resume, with his 2017 Sizzlar mixtape housing the breakthrough ARIA-nominated and Triple Platinum accredited single “Keeping Score”, along with Platinum accredited tracks “To Be Free” and “Next To You”. In a defining moment for LDRU, earlier this month he dropped a remix of Major Lazer’s “Be Together” ft. Wild Belle, which clocked over 150k streams in its first week alone. His celebrated catalogue of electronic / dance tracks has clocked over 70million streams, and moved crowds at major Australian festivals including Splendour In The Grass, Field Day, Stereosonic, Falls Festival, and Listen Out, as well as on tours with the likes of The Chainsmokers, NIGHTMRE, and Slander.  

    • Tasmanian Duo Sumner Slice Through The Dark With New Single ‘Good Light’ sumner-good-things-2022-oz-edm-feature

      Since joining forces with Nick Littlemore and Peter Mayes of PNAU, 2021 produced magical moments for the lutruwita / Tasmania electronic duo Sumner (Chloe Wilson and Jack McLaine). Their breakthrough single ‘Stranded’ become a festival favourite and was voted in the top 200 tracks of triple j’s coveted Hottest 100. The band also gifted us a stunningly cinematic live performance of ‘Stranded’ from a deserted runway when interstate travel and live shows were a fading reality. Back and in form, Sumner’s new single ‘Good Light’ is a leap forward for the duo, who captured our hearts and attention just 18 months ago. A pulsing dance anthem preaching the undeniable connection between artist and audience, ‘Good Light’ showers listeners in a message of love and support during such trying times. In their latest release Sumner show off their signature electro-pop essence heard in previous singles ‘Stranded’ and ‘South’. “’Good Light’ is an ode for our audience members and listeners,” explain Sumner. “It explores our devotion to them, alongside an offering of mutual understanding in regard to the way our bleak futures on Earth are heading. It’s an invitation to come in and let go of life’s mundane and monotonous stresses; lose yourself in the moment with us while we lose ourselves in you.” Opening up about her history with epilepsy last year, Chloe’s defining message was toward live shows becoming a more inclusive environment for all people to be safe. A theme uniquely presented in the lyrics of ‘Good Light’, which was co-written and produced with Nick Littlemore and Peter Mayes (PNAU, Empire of the Sun). Sumner detail the writing process behind ‘Good Light’: “The track came to fruition in a writing session with Nick and Chloe in 2021. The whole team felt that the track was a standout from the start, and so it was passed on to Peter and Jack to polish it off. The result is a pulsating, electric record driven by real emotion and life experience.”  “’Good Light’ is about our dedication to our art and our audience. The music video follows the progression of fire, from its ignition into an intense flame. Through years of being in conversation and growing with our audience, we gradually become our truest form as individuals and learn more about who we all are as a people. To us, the fire signifies that reciprocal thing that we’ve created together which continues to grow. The video was shot on 16mm film over the course of a manic weekend in lutruwita / Tasmania. Directed by Jacob Collings, with cinematography by Ursula Woods, assisted by Robert Agostino, we shot a combination of studio and on-location footage, combining the real and surreal.” Sumner are the third signing to Nick Littlemore and Peter Mayes’ Lab78 label with Nick Littlemore first coming across Jack and Chloe at a festival in Tasmania. “Pete and I came across this band while on tour in regional Tasmania. We shared a stage together at the Forth pub on a sweet breezy day a few years back. We were struck by their fierce intensity. Chloe commanded the stage conjuring notes of Chrissie Hynde, Iggy Pop and Karen Finley. Jack the uber-cool, multi-instrumental wonder dazzling on any synth/bass or guitar he picks up and plays.”  Sumner’s debut release on Lab78, ‘Stranded’, was a breakthrough moment for the duo, hitting the top 30 on Shazam nationally, top 5 on the Spotify Viral chart, receiving a full addition to triple j and amassing two million streams. Following on from their second release ‘South’, ‘Good Light’ is the latest piece of the puzzle in the Sumner story and will be available on Lab78 from July 1st. Sure to be a fantastic addition to Sumner’s exhilarating live shows, you can catch Sumner at Wine Machine Festival in South Australia this December.