Watch our full interview with Flight To Dubai!
Last month, Sydney four-piece Flight To Dubai released their latest EP, Strife. We sit down with the Aussie band just before they embark on their upcoming tour to talk about their new EP and so much more!
On the release, the band redefine the proto-punk & 70s rock-n-roll formula whilst conceptually exploring love in an unadulterated fashion, reeling between extreme euphoria and true despair. The release balances dichotomies of life, juxtaposing binary opposites and further exploring life and loss and the relationship between rational and irrational. Strife is the bands most consistent and curated body of work, capturing the live energy of their shows.
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Known for their high energy and passionate live shows, Flight To Dubai are hitting the road this month, playing a string of shows throughout NSW to celebrate Strife. Kicking off this Saturday in Wollongong, the band will play another two shows in Sydney and Newcastle. With countless headline shows under their belt, the four-piece have also supported the likes of Lime Cordiale, The Chats, Pist Idiots, Gooch Palms, The Pinheads, A. Swayze and the Ghosts and Crocodylus.
Forming in 2011 after playing together in high school, Flight To Dubai take their name from an amalgamation of several jokes within the band, running with the name until it became impossible to change. The band are inspired by The Saints, New York Dolls, Devo, with a modern shared alliance to Australian acts Royal Headache and Tyrannamen. The band arrived at their signature sound through trial and error, taking inspiration from their influences. The symbiotic between band members allows each member to bring their own flare to the tracks, focusing on their relationship as writers over a few musical ideas and putting in the work to make them successful.
Watch our interview with Flight To Dubai above!