The Band Explains: Flight Brigade - 'Hurricane Season' (Single)
Alternative 7-piece band, Flight Brigade speaks to us about the ideas behind their highly charged single, 'Hurricane Season'.
'Hurricane Season' is an energetic and infectious offering featuring driving guitar rhythms, anthemic arrangements and striking male / female vocals. The track is taken from the band's debut album, ‘Our Friends Our Enemies’ due out on 14th October 2016..
Flight Brigade Explains:
"The idea for 'Hurricane Season' started in Echo Zoo Studio, a place we love to record right on the coast near Brighton. We were recording drums, guitar & bass for other tracks from the album & there was a great energy in the room. Our drummer is a fanatic when it comes to tuning his drums, so whilst waiting around, I, Oliver (lead singer), was messing about with a riff, which the guys loved.
Driving home from the studio I couldn’t get it out of my head and the melody and lyrics came together whilst driving. It seemed the mood and energy of the song suited the theme of obsession. It’s about being attracted to someone who's elusive, mysterious and who uses these things to completely do your head in! It kinda explores the tendency to become obsessed by people who seem out of your reach and how this can bite you on the ass -as you often build up an impression in your mind that’s not real!
We worked with director Paul Cheung for the video. He pitched the idea of making a video where there are two converging stories in reverse -as two girls are caught driving a car discarded by a mysterious man with a shady past. He came to us saying he had an enduring image of the girls (Miriam & Dorry) driving around in a powerful convertible car. They were like, ‘Hell, yeah! Not done that before..when do we start!!’ We had a lot of fun, it was shot quickly over one weekend and the band played all the parts. It meant 48 hours filming straight, most of which we spent driving a vintage convertible BMW we borrowed - it seemed quite a good trade-off for the lack of sleep!"
10th Oct King Tuts, Glasgow
12th Oct Castle, Manchester
13th Oct Bodega, Nottingham
15th Oct Trouble At Mill, Farsley
19th Oct Talking Heads, Southampton
20th Oct The Vic, Swindon
21st Oct The Cellar, Oxford
22nd Oct Crofters, Bristol
23rd Oct The Convent, Stroud
27th Oct Sebright, London
28th Oct The Hope, Brighton
29th Oct The Star Inn, Guildford