Australia’s Flight Facilities are an electronic music production duo featuring the talents of Hugo Gruzman and James Lyell. They broke through with their 2010 single “Crave You” before hitting number three on the ARIA Albums chart with their 2014 full-length Down to Earth. The pair have continued to release tracks like 2017′s “Arty Boy” with Emma Louise, 2018′s “Need You” with Nika, and 2021′s “Lights Up” with Channel Tres. Their second studio album, Forever, appeared in 2021.
Formed in Sydney in 2009, Flight Facilities first gained notice for such singles as 2010′s “Crave You” featuring Giselle Rosselli and 2011′s J Award-winning “Foreign Language” with Jess Higgs. They garnered even more attention in 2013 with appearances at SXSW in Austin and Australia’s Falls Festival. In 2014, Flight Facilities performed at Coachella in Palm Springs and released their debut full-length album, Down to Earth, which reached number three on the ARIA Albums chart and eventually went gold. In December 2015, the duo released Live with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, documenting their ambitious symphonic concert from earlier that year. Flight Facilities returned in 2017 with the singles “Arty Boy” featuring Emma Louise and “Stranded,” a collaboration with Broods, Reggie Watts, and Saro. Two more non-album singles arrived in 2018 with the Nika collaboration “Need You” and “All Your Love” featuring Dustin Tebbutt. They also cracked the Top 100 in Australia with 2019′s “Better Than Ever” featuring Aloe Blacc, and paired with Channel Tres for 2021′s “Lights Up.” The latter appeared on the full-length Forever, which also included guests such as Your Smith and Drama. ~ Matt Collar