New Release & Video: Night Flight – Carousel EP / Parade

Credit: Daniel Alexander Harris

London-based band Night Flight return with the news of their second EP Carousel – released June 1st, along with the release of new single Parade – the first track to be lifted from the record

Co-written with Billie Marten, Parade drifts in on the back of a simple, yet effective guitar chord passage – as frontman and songwriter Sam Holmes sings: “Hey there, how’ve you been in this world, since I fell out of yours?”

Its accompanying video also released today, directed by Dan Harris, feels like the perfect backdrop. A Peak District covered in snow, shot in beautiful 16mm, mirrors the turmoil of ex-lovers explored in the song…

Speaking on the new track, Sam explains Parade is…”A conversation between ex-partners set some time after their break up. While the motive is for cathartic reconciliation, it quickly turns into a passive aggressive back and forth of one-upmanship.”

“A lot of the writing that I do comes from Nick Drake, John Martin and Jeff Buckley in its initial state,” says Sam. “I take a lot from The Beatles, Big Star, Neil Young, The Rolling Stones and bands like that – but all of our tastes are eclectic. There are just as many modern influences ranging from Kurt Vile, Angel Olsen, and War On Drugs, to Kevin Morby and Andy Shauf”

Upcoming dates include…

May 3 – Cafe Totem, Sheffield
4 – Kasbah, Coventry
5 – Live at Leeds Festival, Leeds
6 – Sound City, Liverpool
19 – White Rabbit, Brighton
30 – The Horn, St Albans
June 23 – Bushstock Festival, London
July 22 – Deer Shed Festival, North Yorkshire
28 – Port Eliot Festival, Cornwall