Night Flight, Music, Tour, Leeds, TotalNtertainment

Night Flight announce tour for October 2021

“Melodic, wistful indie rock – ideal for Smiths fans who can’t bear Morrissey anymore” The Observer

Night Flight have announced an October UK tour, including dates in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff, Sheffield, Newcastle, Bristol and Brighton. The London four-piece will release their new EP ‘Songs From Echo Zoo’ on April 30. The EP includes the critically acclaimed singles ‘Dreaming’, ‘Canada’ and new single ‘Something Going On’. Pre-save the EP here.


Wed 6 Brighton, Green Door Store

Thu 7 London, Colours Hoxton

Fri 8 Bristol, Rough Trade Bristol

Sat 9 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach

Mon 11 Manchester, YES Basement

Tue 12 Sheffield, Record Junkee

Wed 13 Glasgow, Broadcast

Thu 14 Newcastle, Think Tank? Underground

Tickets on sale 10am this Friday March 26 from

London pre-sale 10am tomorrow March 25 from

The Night Flight sound brings in shades of everyone from The Band to Big Star to Elliot Smith while somehow sounding fresh and modern. Previous releases have seen the band compared to Kurt Vile, Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Band Of Horses, and even The Smiths. All four members — Sam Holmes (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Oliver Halverson (bass, synths, BVs), Harry Phillips (lead guitar, BVs), and Dan Webb (drums) – contribute to the writing process, which is why so many disparate elements creep into the Night Flight sound. 

“We’ve got to the point where it feels like a collective,” says Sam, who cemented Night Flight’s current line-up three years ago. “We’ve always been a songwriting band and that hasn’t changed.”

The EP came together during the first lockdown, with everyone exchanging ideas remotely. “By the time we were in the studio, we knew exactly what we wanted,” says Harry. “I always loved albums like Music From Big Pink by The Band, which have their own defining sound, and it used to bug me that we hadn’t got there. How can we pare back and find our own, four-piece formula? Now I feel we are approaching it.”

Influenced by Matisse cut-outs and Bauhaus colour, the handmade artwork for the EP has been designed by drummer Dan Webb.