Go.Fly.Win. formed in May 2010 and have been honing their sound ever since. Their new 5 track EP DEVICES, released September 14th is melodic indulgence at it’s best. It may only be 20 minutes long, but it’s well written and infectious.
Opening track Colour Collides is a belting track and a stunning opener. It’s rich, melodic and toe-tappingly catchy. That toe-tapping carries straight on into title track Devices. This EP is seamless and that each track flows right on through, creating an overall sound and sends the impression of a complete package; a real sense of purpose. And group vocals on track Horizons only help to secure the idea of a complete unit and lift the end of the EP to new levels. Only better things can come from this band.
The band will be playing in Cambridge at the Junction in support of The First on September 21st. It’s a show not to be missed!
We caught with Go.Fly.Win. to properly introduce themselves.
Who are you and what do you do?
We are Go.Fly.Win. We believe in something. That every single one of us has the potential and the power for something great, to be something amazing. Wherever you come from, wherever you start. It’s only when we jump, that we realise together we fly. We write songs and hope to inspire and spark passion through our music and lyrics.
Where did the bands name come from?
The name Go.Fly.Win originated from the idea that we wanted a name that was simple, self explanatory and that was also our mission statement. Three simple words that together can inspire.
How did you get started?
In the wake of a previous band, Aaron & Daniel formed Go.Fly.Win with intent of doing something different and making it their own. With various members changing throughout the past 3 years, both Aaron and Daniel remain a constant and we are proud to say that we’ve finally found a family in the form of our current band members Louis, Josh and Tony and it feels like we’ve only just begun.
What have you got going on at the moment?
We’re set to release our Debut EP ‘DEVICES’ on September 14th. We couldn’t be more proud of these 5 songs, that have taken just over a year to write and hone. Recorded at Hidden track studios with the infinity talented Oz Craggs of Feed the Rhino, we feel we have something truly special and we can’t wait for everyone to hear it.
Best experience in the business?
We love the electricity of the crowd, every single time. Both whilst on stage and talking to fans after the show. The interaction with people who have an emotional reaction to our songs is unlike anything else. As a band, our first time recording was an unforgettable experience and one that brought us closer as people. Since releasing our debut single, every day there’s a new opportunity being presented to us and we can’t wait to grab it.
Why should Soundscape readers care?
I think as people choose to explore our music, they’ll find that we’re not like most bands out there. We’re not trying to base a career off our looks, nor do we write songs about the cliché. We care about our listeners and aim to deliver a personal experience to every person that listens, through our songs. We don’t just want people to hear us, with hidden meaning and adaptable understanding, it’s only when you listen will you get a unique perspective.
Tell our readers an interesting fact about yourself?
At our first ever show at the APEX, Bury St. Edmunds, Josh, Louis and Tony were all in the crowd watching the original line up of Go.Fly.Win. They didn’t know each other at the time and had no idea that 2 years later they would be in the band. It’s like they’ve been with us right from the start.
What’s your writing and recording process?
Our writing process has evolved rapidly in recent weeks. What once was primarily a process that started with Aaron and Dan writing the core of the song and then developing it, it’s now a far broader and inclusive process that involves all of us writing the music together. Once we feel we have a story to tell, Dan will write the lyrics and then the song is honed and developed until we feel proud enough to let someone hear it.
Hardest thing about the current business?
I think at this juncture a lot of bands would be inclined to say ‘making money from our music’. But not only is that rather cliché and boring, it’s something that isn’t a big deal to us. For us, success isn’t measured by that figure in our bank account; it’s measured by the people who find something to hold on to when they hear our songs. Whether you come to one of our shows and dance or sit at home, shut your eyes and connect, we’re building something with music as a foundation. There is no defining element that can hold us back, we have our hearts; the rest is conjecture.
What are your future plans?
Image courtesy of Tereza Vlckova Photography.