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ORIGINS

Flying Machines released their eponymous debut album to critical acclaim in 2016 and embarked on a 24 date UK tour, culminating in a sold out, headline show at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club and a performance on the BBC Introducing stage at Latitude Festival.

ALEX MUNK - GUITAR

MATT ROBINSON - PIANO/KEYBOARDS

CONOR CHAPLIN - ELECTRIC BASS

DAVE HAMBLETT - DRUMS

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PIONEERING TAKE ON CONTEMPORARY FUSION
— GUITARIST MAGAZINE
GRITTY ROCK POWERED GUITAR IMPROV
— THE GUARDIAN
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NEW ALBUM

With the release of their latest album New Life on Ubuntu Music in October 2018, the band have firmly establishing themselves as one of the biggest breakthrough acts to have emerged from London’s exploding music scene in recent years, rising to prominence with glowing reviews in the likes of Guitarist, Prog Magazine, European Jazz Network and Jazzwise (One to Watch 2019) with their unique fusion of progressive rock and contemporary jazz.

New Life represents a significant milestone in the band’s development. In partnership with Grammy, MOBO and Mercury nominated producer Sonny Johns, the band’s trademark fusion of contemporary jazz with progressive rock has been lifted to soaring new heights. From thundering, all out metal assaults, to ambient meditations and plaintive melodies, New Life sees Flying Machines pushing the envelope in terms of extremities of dynamics and explorations of form. The band also document their foray into the anarchic freedom of group improvisation for the first time, with unrestrained, improvised interludes that dove tail gracefully into more expansive and through-composed material, a risk-embracing approach that now informs the band’s electric live performances.


LYRICAL THEMES, HEAD-IN-THE-CLOUDS AMBIENCE AND PRO-ISH GROOVES THAT SPOOL OUT OF THE SPEAKERS LIKE DATA STREAMS DOWN A FIBRE OPTIC CABLE
— JAZZWISE MAGAZINE