Tak­ing flight

North Coast Weekender - - News - Tyler Brown

ELEC­TRONIC duo Flight Fa­cil­i­ties re­turn to Perth in Septem­ber af­ter tak­ing some time off from tour­ing.

DE­SPITE tak­ing some time off from tour­ing, elec­tronic pro­duc­ers Flight Fa­cil­i­ties are prov­ing they are still rel­e­vant.

Ear­lier this year, the duo sold out a run of dates around the coun­try and within four months they’ve done it again, with their eight-show All Your Love Tour hav­ing to stretch out to 13 to ac­com­mo­date fans.

“It felt re­ally strange,” Hugo Gruz­man said.

“Be­cause we’ve been off the road for so long, you start to feel a lit­tle bit ir­rel­e­vant.

“In your own head you’re think­ing ‘I haven’t been play­ing, so does any­one re­ally care?’.

“But when those sold out I was like ‘I guess peo­ple still want to turn up’.”

Gruz­man said the break came af­ter a “re­ally long al­bum cy­cle”, with their only stu­dio al­bum to date

Down to Earth, re­leased in 2014, fol­lowed closely by the Live with the Mel­bourne Sym­phony Orches­tra al­bum project, which “took about 10 months of solid work”.

Since then, they de­cided to buck the al­bum trend and fo­cus on re­leas­ing sin­gles.

This new tour will see Gruz­man and James Lyell tour their lat­est sin­gle All

Your Love, cre­ated with fel­low Aus­tralian mu­si­cian Dustin Teb­butt.

Gruz­man said the track was born from within an in­stru­men­tal song the duo had pre­vi­ously writ­ten.

“Dustin came and worked with us for a day and we played him a bunch of stuff and he said ‘can you just give me those four chords that are sit­ting there’ and that’s where it be­gan,” he said.

“He did a lit­tle bit of pro­duc­tion on it, then we did some more on it and then it just be­came this thing back and forth that took about a year.”

Gruz­man said as well as get­ting the live ex­pe­ri­ence of All Your Love, the lat­est tour would fea­ture a string of new hits, as well as many from their back cat­a­logue.

“We want to try and make it some­thing a lit­tle bit dif­fer­ent to what we did on the last Aus­tralian tour,” he said.

Elec­tronic duo Flight Fa­cil­i­ties re­turn to Perth in Septem­ber.

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