You guys have been busy this week tagging up Fly53 in all your Instagram uploads, so we thought it only right we return the favour a pick out a few of our favourites. Keep up the good work. Pull on, wear in, rock out…and don’t forget to #Fly53official.
Posted on: April 16, 2013
Seven piece Indie-pop band from Cardiff, Los Campesinos formed in early 2006 while studying at Cardiff University… Which explains how they had so much time on their hands to get this bloody good (students never really do anything right?).
Ok, so we accept the fact they we might never find them headlining the major stages this summer, (or maybe even any summer) probably because their tales of heartbreak, bitterness and morbidity are an acquired taste and one which (as Fly Magazine so beautifully put it in a review of their Islington Hall gig last year) the “WKD-chugging masses will never really relate to,” which is fine by us (Q sweeping generalization – if you’re drinking WKD you’re probably not someone we value the opinion of anyway). Deep.
Their debut album ‘Hold On Now’ came back in February 2008 and brought with it the sounds of euphoric guitar chimes, breathless emotive lyrics and one hell of an indie party to the ears of all those who took the time to listen. To follow, two years later the band hit us with the brutally honest lyrics of Indie-pop perfection, ‘Romance Is Boring,’ which again dazzled audiences up and down the country.
Most recently came ‘Hello Sadness,’ (released on 14 November 2011) offering an equally gut-wrenching array of honest lyrics combined with textural intricacy, technical prowess and exciting experimentation.
If you haven’t been lucky enough to catch them on tour throughout 2012, make sure you check them out now. That is as long as you’re not a WKD drinker of course…
Posted on: January 21, 2013
We just couldn’t help ourselves… After watching in horror on the news yesterday that supermarket giant Tesco have been selling burgers (advertised as your average everyday beef burger) containing up to 29% horse meat (yes thats horse meat) we had to have a bit of fun with it.
It’s no secret our mantra is to stick it to the big guy and it’s safe to say Tesco is one hell of a big guy… Stop selling us fucking horse meat.
Based on our original tee ‘Ketamine – Just Say Neigh’ from three years ago we’ve come up with this little beauty. Enjoy.
Posted on: January 17, 2013
It’s finally over, hope you’ve all been super chilled and if you’re not well and truly into that ‘christmas cupboard’ full of booze what on earth are you up to? Get merry now!
We all know a good supply of alcohol is essential at christmas time, a) it’s tradition b) we’ve no work in the morning and c) we’re guna need a little something to get us through being bundled in one house with relatives we only see once or twice a year (God knows we do).
Another vital ingredient to a successful one – comedy, for two days of the year (that is today and tomorrow – enjoy it while it last boys and girls) we all mange to forget about our troubles (mainly how shit going back to work in January is going to be) and find our sense of humour for a few days…
Q – This little corker. This comical genius hailing from Brighton has had us rolling on the floor with laughter. Watch how he wittily raises a bold middle finger to his bosses in the most subtle and skillful way.
Pour yourself a stiff one, sit back, relax and have a good old laugh to this one.
Posted on: December 26, 2012
It’s here, our long awaited, eagerly anticipated, shit hot (if we do say so ourselves) Fly53 Fanzine #13 has arrived. Hot off the printing press and ready to pick up in store RIGHT NOW this is not one to be missed.
Including all exclusive interviews with the likes of Django Django, Maximo Park, Andy Burrows, Dhani Harrison and thenewnotwo, Citizens, Alberta Cross and many more it’s fair to say it’s not all been blood sweat and tears, we’ve had a pretty good time making it too(shhh don’t tell the boss). As if more interviews than we thought physically possible wasn’t enough, we’ve also squeezed everything you need to know about our (until now, top secret) upcoming collaboration with none Arturo Vega, the creative director The Ramones (Yeah, we know it’s going to be BIG).
Again partnered with the gents over at Artrocker Magazine Zine #13 sheds light on all the latest and greatest from the music together we love, not only the big names but also the talented newcomers who have been gracing our office radios over the last 3 months.
2012 has been a big year for us and 2013 is set to be even bigger, with new collaborations on the cards, new and even more edgy collections to be released and more events and hook ups than you can shake a stick at. Three words. Keep it locked.
Get comfy, read all about it and pass it on. Fly53 – Outfitters for the resistance.
Can’t get to a Fly53 retailer? Never fear a digital copy will be available right here, christmas eve.
Posted on: December 14, 2012
When it comes to music theres not many brands out there that can rival our rich and extensive history of working with the most credible artists on the music scene (even if we do say so ourselves). Which is why, much like a proud father sharing photographs of his son we’re decided to share our Plethora of coolness with you, right here, every week.
This week, we didn’t have to look far to come across yet another exciting name we swapped clothes for free beats with back in the day. Recognise these faces?
Of course you do. LA born rock band – 30 Seconds to Mars aka Jared, Shannon, Tomo remain way up there on our list of favourite bands over the years and heres why.
Describing their vibe is a pretty hefty challenge purely because it’s so experimental and so diverse it almost needs a new category all of it’s own. Associated mostly with neo-prog, progressive metal and post-grunge, over the years the guys have also been known for including elements of emo, screamo, space rock and even synthrock into their music, earning them comparisons to the likes of Pink Floyd (who infamously influenced their work) and Tool (because of their use of philosophical lyrics in a variety of experimental music).
All round rockers, not only is their music utterly unique their really nice guys too which is always a bonus. Who wants to share a beer with a wanker right?
Posted on: November 22, 2012
We’re been rifling through the deep dark depths of our computer and look what we found: Brummy Indie Rock Band formed in 2001, The Twang rocking our threads back in the day.
Made up of Phil Etheridge, Jon Watkins, Martin Saunders, Stu Hartland and Matty Clinton, these guys first hit our radar back in March of 2007 with their debut single, “Wide Awake’ shortly followed by the album, ‘Love It When I Feel Like This’ reaching #3 in the UK charts.
Their second album, ‘Jewellery Quarter,’ iconically named after the area of Birmingham in which the band had finally settled was released two years later, produced by Neil Claxton and written (pretty randomly) half on the Isle Anglesey where the band shut themselves away in a private cottage, and half in Granada, Spain.
This year saw the release of their third album 10:20 with a new guitarist and drummer (after he stole over £10,000 of studio equipment – smooth) and a bucket load of fresh material.
Posted on: November 15, 2012
We like to think of ourselves as pretty wide ranging when it comes to musical taste here at Fly53 HQ. We’ve got a serious, ever growing collection of everyone we love the most and catagorising them into one musical genre would be a pretty impossible task. With everything from hard hip hop to heavy metal to rap, to reggae, indie, jazz, soul, funk… basically if you’re credible, talented and haven’t walked straight off Simon Cowell’s cash cow X factor we’ll give you a listen.
But… Like most of the population we guess, every now and again the odd song manages to get royally on our collective wick. So, in true British style, and the only way we know best we’re decided to bring our rant to you, to see if we’re alone in this. Cue new regular blog spot: Love Vs Hate – The weeks best and worst.
Each week we’ll be putting to you our favourite and track of the week and the one we literally cannot stand to hear – ever again, baring in mind it might not always be because we hate the song – maybe we just can’t get it out of our heads, or had a terrible experience in its presence…you get the jist.
So down to the nitty gritty…
This week we can’t get enough of Public Service broadcasting and their uber chilled new track ‘Everest.’ Ever inventive, to create this track the London based duo have taken samples from old public information films, archive footage and propaganda material, and set about teaching the lessons of the past through the music of the future. It’s interesting, current, unique and oh so catchy. Win.
As for doing our melon in this week it’s got to be Ashley Walters Feat Aleisha Dixon, ‘Your Love.’ Ok so maybe this is a little unfair, all encompassing as we are R n B probably isn’t really our favourite thing if we’re honest. But this track sounds like every other track we’ve ever listened to from the genre which has very, and we do mean very little to write home about.
Thats our bit – tell us what you think. Tweet @fly53 or message us on Facebook/Fly53.
Posted on: November 14, 2012
If we told you his real name we’d have to kill you, but the chaos he causes, now that we have to spread the word about. This bundle of trouble has been throwing interview questions at some of the biggest names in music for some time now, and oddly enough his unique style seems to get them talking.
As a massive fan of Fly53 we sent a few tee’s his way to see what naughty tricks he might get up to in our threads, and needless to say we didn’t have to wait long…
This week he hooked up with none other than Foreign Beggars to slip some Gin and Juice down their throats and sing some questions their way in the only way he knows how.
It’s definitely had us giggling away this week at work and is well worth a look, we’re hooked. Check it out, right here, right now.