October 2018 double A-side single featuring ‘Magpie’ chosen by Steve Lamacq for his BBC 6 Music Recommends playlist and ‘Beast’ played by Don Letts on his 6 Music show Culture Clash Radio. Available on Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud etc and download from Bandcamp.
Oxford’s Nightshift wrote of Endings, “Anyone who has caught the band live will know they can be truly transcendental… On this evidence, the sun moon and stars are well within reach.”
God Is In The TV: “there’s an enduring personal quality scorched onto these shape-shifting songs, framed by a musical grandeur that echoes the more expansive works ofRadiohead or Pink Floyd.”
Monolith Cocktail: “A space pop indie band with metaphysical intentions dreaming big”, referencing Arcade Fire, Klaxons, Radiohead and Depeche Mode.
Flights of Helios have played Glastonbury Festival, Wilderness Festival, Truck Festival and London/Oxford venues including Ashmolean Museum, Natural History Museum Oxford, Foundling Museum, Cafe Oto and The Lexington.
Nightshift review of Truck Festival 2018: “The seven-piece’s intense songs remind us of Radiohead and The Irrepressibles, and despite their emotional delivery they create a friendly atmosphere in the tent.”
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FLIGHTS OF WHO?
Helios is the sun god in Greek mythology. It was also a prototype solar-powered stratospheric craft built by NASA. Both stories feature headstrong experimentation and heroic risk-taking and we try to live up to their name.
Flights of Helios have featured on/at
Glastonbury Festival (BBC Introducing), Wilderness Festival, Truck Festival, BBC 6 Music (Steve Lamaqc, Gideon Coe, Don Letts, Nemone), BBC Radio 2 (Huey Morgan), Radio X (John Kennedy), Amazing Radio (Simon Raymonde), Pitt Rivers Museum, Ashmolean Museum, Creation Theatre…
PRINCE ACHMED SOUNDTRACK
Hour-plus live score for the oldest surviving full-length animated feature film‘The Adventures of Prince Achmed’ (collaboration with University of Oxford & ASPIRE Arts Council Innovation Fund)