London-based Flyte began to form when Will Taylor (vocals, guitar) started playing age 11 with friends from his local school. Later, Nick Hill (bass, vocals) would join after a series of line-up changes. Taylor’s parents were both English teachers and inevitably, various literary influences trickled into the bands music – the band even taking its name from Sebastian Flyte of Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited.
In Autumn 2017, the band released their debut album ‘The Loved Ones’ under Island Records to widespread acclaim. The Sunday Times naming it ‘The best British debut of the year’. Then followed a number of headline tours around the UK and Europe as well as support tours with The Lemon Twigs and Lord Huron.
During a personally tumultuous year, the band’s music started to take a starker, more confessional turn. Whilst writing and demo-ing their follow-up album, Flyte teamed up again with long term collaborator Burke Reid (Courtney Barnett, Julia Jacklin) to produce the White Roses EP in 2019, with The Staves lending guest vocals to the title track.
After an extensive tour of the US and Europe, they made the move to Los Angeles to complete their second album “This is Really Going to Hurt” collaborating with producers Justin Raisen (Angel Olsen, Yves Tumor), Dave Cerminara (Father John Misty) and Andrew Sarlo (Big Thief) in what is their most ambitious and emotionally exposed work to date.
The band are currently in London recording their third album with Andrew Sarlo.