Fifteen Years Ago….
Fifteen years we wrote our first fanzine and now we’re about to join the 21st Century.
Since that time we’ve been playing in bands far longer than we’ve been making clothes. In fact the clothing came about because we were playing in bands. Our bands weren’t as good as some of the others back in the mid 90’s so we made their T-shirts and found we were much better at that.
The British music scene is our heritage and like many of the bands and artists from back then as well as now, we’ve remained fiercely independent – growing and developing on or own terms. For those that know us, this is a big reason why they wear Fly53.
We’re still music fans first and foremost. We still get overly excited by music, be it a rough demo from a brand new unknown band or familiar strains of an almost forgotten classic, either have us dancing around the office, pub, bedroom, street…
As our new Spring / Summer 09 collection goes into stores, we thought it would be cool to go back to our roots and produce a ‘Fanzine’ again. We’ve been talking about this for a long time and finally during one of many long drunken music debates our friends at Clash magazine called our bluff and said let’s do it. So if you missed it you can check out some of the articles and more on our new blog. Music from people we like, new bands, bands you probably already know and some Fly53 friends old and new.
We’ll be doing another printed edition soon so until then we hope you like the clothes, the music and the musings. Check out what we do at fly53.com.