Aeronautical puns, secret identities and releasing music at a snail's pace; this is what we know of Flight Facilities so far. Releasing only three original tracks to date, 'Crave you', 'Foreign Language' and most recently 'With You,' the similarity drawn from all Flight Facilities tracks is that each features a very talented guest: Giselle Roselli, Jessica Higgs and Rob Smoughton aka Grovesnor.
While Flight Facilities don't like to be pigeonholed by genre, they are vocal about their influences. They have drawn inspiration from acts, past and present, such as ELO, Daft Punk, Chic, Mylo and more.
Their YouTube page already has over 11 million views, with all three music videos having shown a fresh creative direction. The first video is the New York-shot 'Crave You' directed by Moopjaw (Golden Filter, Neon Indian, Peaches), featuring the styling of Christian Joy (Yeah Yeah Yeah's / Karen O's costume designer). Flight Facilities' second single brings fans to a Hawaii 5-0-esque throwback by French director, Dimitri Basil, shot amongst some of Sydney's most iconic landmarks and venues. The most recent video for "With You" combines the Astroboy, Megaman and Daft Punk-inspired anime from young animator Benjamin Drake (also known for his animated work with Gotye).
Remix and production wise, Flight Facilities are slowly building a reputation for delivery on every remix. With a selective approach to their remixes, they have tastefully retouched the likes of Holy Ghost!, Cut Copy, The C90s, Miike Snow, Bag Raiders, The Lowbrows, Sneaky Sound System and Toecutter.
Flight Facilities have only just started their journey, with more originals due in 2012 and then, who knows? Singles, EPs and albums are all possibilities in the distant and not so distant future.