There is always such a hype around NYE around the world. So we thought we’d give you a taster of the Top 5 New Year’s Eve Parties around the world 2011.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It’s estimated that around 2 million party-goers will meet on Copacabana beach this new year’s eve. Rio is famous for its partying and many visitors talk of the great atmosphere, weather, scenery and of course the beautiful people.
Edinburgh, Scotland. The famous gigantic street party, is one that has become bigger and bigger every year. It has now got a reputation for the best party of the year. Attracting thousands from across the world, with an extra impressive firework display at midnight.
Times Square, New York. A New York tradition since 1906, an estimated one million will people gather in Times Square this New Year’s Eve. This free events attracts about 1 million people, with the highlight of the evening seeing the legendary crystal and electric light ball drop from the top of One Times Square.
London, England. Many of London’s venues are ticketed, with a bit of searching you can find some great venues which offer live music or DJs. However the main focus is the London Eye were thousands of people watch an unbelievably large firework display at midnight.
Reykjavik, Iceland. Reykjavik is a very trendy travel destination and New Year’s Eve would be a great time to experience this unique and happening city. The night starts with visitors gathering around a large bonfire in each quarter of the city then at midnight everyone watches a display of beautiful fireworks.
Have a great NYE everyone…where ever you may be!
Posted on: December 30, 2011
These guitars are unbelievable. They’re the kind of instrument that people get scared to touch, hold their breath when they see them and just can’t take their eyes off. So when they get turned into pieces like these…they’re even more striking. Some of them are very entertaining.
Posted on: December 29, 2011
Proudly presenting our regional retailer of the week, Gere, located in the cathedral city of Lincoln. Its become a high-street favourite with their loyal customer base with two contrasting menswear stores and is home to a fantastic selection of menswear of which Fly53 has been doing really well.
They endeavor to keep you looking fresh and ready for every occasion whether it be out on the town partying it up or for a more casual occasion. Regular customers include Colin Mcfarlane and Amir Unsworth who are both Lincoln lads.
Their recommendation for a lunch spot was the Slug and Lettuce, which happens to be located next door to the shop. A great place to rest those weary legs with great food, waiter service and a friendly welcome throughout the day. A specifically good spot if you’re visiting the Castle or cathedral. And for their suggested night out, Home, one of Lincoln’s newest nightclubs. A venue to eat, drink, party and entertain all under one roof, whatever the occasion.
A good city, shop and recommendation.
Posted on: December 28, 2011
Now Christmas day has past we can all start looking forward to New Years eve, one of the best party nights of the year.
Make sure you look the part and bring in 2012 with a bang. What better way to finish the outfit then a tee with a twist.
FLY53 State of Mind T-Shirt. We are always in a 53rd State of Mind, but this is your chance to wear the propaganda proudly.
FLY53 I Love Chaos T-Shirt. FLY53′s take on the original I*heart* NY tee is one that’s close to our hearts. We love Chaos and what’s wrong with that? Helps to change things up a bit and keeps us on or toes.
FLY53 Trespassers T-Shirt. Yo Trespassers! Spot the US monument that we graphically altered then added in some flags. Hot property.
FLY53 Hard Knox T-Shirt. As Jay-Z said it’s a Hard Knox life. It wasn’t in reference to this exact T-shirt but you know he would rock it if he could.
FLY53 Providence T-Shirt. Providence tee – continuously upholding the existence and natural order of the universe. Wear it out.
Posted on: December 27, 2011
Merry Christmas from Fly53! Its the best time of year and the only season you have can eat and drink as much as you wish. Happy Holidays.
Posted on: December 25, 2011
Our good friend JC Harnell dropped by the pop-up shop for an interview last week. He loves fly53 and wears us proudly, the pic above shows him sporting our gear at The Peoples Music Awards earlier this year.
After a wonder around the store and a good old chin wag we got the questions started:-
How did you first get into music?
I was living in quite a remote area in Pennsylvania, USA during my teenage years, it was an interesting and rather dramatic part of my life, so I really wanted to express and capture my experience in some form. PA can have really harsh winters and so during those months, when the weather was at its most isolating, I began writing and found music to be the most satisfying way to translate my experiences of American life, High School etc.
Was it always electro that you were passionate about?
Yeah, in some form or another synths and electronic music have always been my biggest obsession when it comes to music. I’ve always found electronic music to be far more evocative than other genres, it doesn’t really force imagery or emotions onto the listener, and allows a level of freedom for the audience to make up their own mind about what the song means. That really appeals to me.
Did you ever get career advice at school….were you inspired by someone….is this somewhere you thought you’d be?
Haha, no I was never given much career advice or guidance, the education system never really suited me, too much of a daydreamer I suppose! I always knew I had to be creative in some form. Living near such an artistic hub like Brighton probably had a part in that, but I never thought I would be a musician! Just didn’t think I had the knack for it, but after winning the Peoples Music Award earlier this year I’m starting to think I’ve chosen the right path.
Did you teach your self to compose music… a bit of trial and error or did you get taught?
A lot of trial and error! I started teaching myself music at quite a late stage considering, age 17, and I just became obsessed about improving and making the sounds I wanted to hear. It took a lot of hard work, starting from scratch like that – but I really enjoy the discovery of making music, it’s an addictive process.
Who do you listen to…….which artists do you like?
I’m inspired by so many styles and artists, and my musical tastes tend to evolve quite rapidly, but there are a few genres I always find myself coming back to. There are a lot of modern artists I find incredibly inspirational; Kieran Hebden, Boards of Canada, Tycho, Com Truise, Ulrich Schnauss, Kavinsky and M83 – there is so much talent among these guys, they’re all pushing their respected styles and it’s really exciting to see where electronic music is headed right now. I really enjoy great film soundtracks, I have a huge respect for modern composers like Cliff Martinez, Clint Mansell, Thomas Newman, and John Murphy, the work they do is defining this generation of cinema and emerging media. I also tend to always have one ear in 80′s, it’s artists like The Human League, Brian Eno, Gary Numan, The The, and soundtracks from the period by guys like John Carpenter, Vangelis etc. that were a huge early influence on me.
What are your plans for the next year?
It looks like it’s going to be a very intense year for me, I’m working on my latest album – Keystone, which is starting to take on a life of its own now and is a very personal project for me. Hopefully should be ready by next autumn. I’m also starting up a music production and graphic design company in January called Sons of Wolves. I’m trying to combine my skills in both music and design to start producing more soundtrack work, and get my visual art out to the masses. It’s a lot, but I like to multitask!
Are there any thanks you would like to give before we finish?
Yeah – I’d like to thank all my fans (as well as my biggest fans, my family and my girlfriend), they’ve listened to my music evolve through every step of my career and have been incredibly supportive, I couldn’t believe how many of them were passionately voting for me in the awards this year. It was an amazing experience.
I would also really like to thank everyone at Fly53, it’s refreshing to see a company so completely supportive of the British music industry, it’s that sort of involvement that will keep the independent music scene over here such a strong part of our culture.
Presenting his new music video…..Meta.
Posted on: December 23, 2011
We thought we’d get a bit more festive…this Christmas light show in Fountain Valley, CA is unbelievable. The time spent on this must have been ridiculous. It’s dedicated to the memory of Larry Stewart, who had wanted to do something big for Christmas. The project looks like a challenge…a tough one to tackle, but they managed to complete it using a total of 56,100 LEDs and its the dogs balls.
Posted on: December 22, 2011
The Fly53 House of Fraser Sale kicks off today. Getting an early start on cut downs this is the perfect time and place to get those last minute presents. We’ve got some ace offers going on…you wouldn’t want to miss out..trust me!
Spreading our wings across 14 House of Frasers in the UK, you have plenty to choose from:-
Belfast, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Croydon, Gateshead, Huddersfield, Hull, Leeds, Manchester, Middlesborough, Nottingham, Plymouth, Wolverhampton. And now you even have the pop-up shop to add to this- 22 Peter Street, Soho.
Not only are we making a stur with the sale but we also have the latest limited edition capsule collection to add to the AW11 offerings.
The clothing is given a new lease of life with highlights including a workwear jacket with faux sheepskin collar and drawstring bottom, printed sweatshirts, off-kilter stripes and the iconic FLY53 graphic tees. Look out for the FLY53 skull creeping up in many of the designs, along with the usual design quirks that set the brand apart. Chunky knits and collared shirts also feature, keeping the moody colour palette from the main collection very much alive, with grey marls and washed out blacks.
Posted on: December 21, 2011
There is nothing more you need this winter then a good selection of winter knits. So we thought it was only fair to give you a winter knit special and show you some of the best and most festive we have to offer. Get prepared for the new year……
Add a pop of colour to your winter ensembles. This is a FLY53 seasonal Christmas jumper. We have made some great ones over the season and this is one of the best. Comfy, bright and warm, what’s not to like?
Top of our wish list is this Cicada Knitted Half Cardigan to stay snug and stylish this season. Cowl necked, football buttoned monster of a jumper that’s a sure-fire #winner for the winter months. It’s designed to keep you warm and to be layer with your favourite jacket to keep the cold out.
Add a touch of the wild side, some colour and fun to your winter knitwear wardrobe. Great pattern, great jumper. Profusion – sells itself.
Sometimes you just can’t go wrong with a simple navy jumper, this knit will keep you warm during those dark early morning commutes. One of our most popular cable knits to date, this has a flecked navy look that’s a sure-fire head turner. It’s at home outside or in and make a prefect partner to one of our jeans.
FLY53 Slipstream Knitted Cardigan. The Slipstream runs about feral at night peeing to mark its territory.
This knit would not fail to keep you warm. Take it away Bob Marley ‘Exodus! Oh, yea-ea-ea-ea-ea-ea-eah!’ He loved this jumper.
Yet another with a bit of Christmas style…On death row, what would you have? Last Supper cardigan comes without biblical ideology.