The Flight - Hangman

Folk tale re-told...

The Flight are at once familiar and unknown.

A production team, Joe Henson and Alexis Smith have worked with some huge names. Armed with a glittering CV, the pair have managed to match their success with a degree of anonymity - Clash could honestly walk past them in the street without noticing.

Which is the way it should be. For The Flight, music is all important and - thankfully - new EP 'The Hangman' sounds extremely important indeed.

An opening salvo from the production team, 'The Hangman' EP will be followed by a series of collaborations with guest artists, all leading up to their debut album.

For now, though, all we have to go on is the title cut. 'The Hangman' is essentially a re-tooling of 'Pretty Polly', the infamous murder ballad which has inspired everyone from Bob Dylan to Nick Cave.

Re-tooled for the 21st century, the moral remains the same but the sounds shift - 'The Hangman' may be a folk song, but the production owes more to the intense, bass weight of Massive Attack or the intersection of analog-digital which fuels Radiohead.

Backed with an intricate, animated clip 'The Hangman' points towards something very exciting indeed.

Watch it now.

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'The Hangman' will be released digitally on March 10th.

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