Just a few hours ago Sydney duo Flight Facilities shared the video for the single “Foreign Language”, a summery disco pop number featuring Jess Higgs on vocals. Shot and directed by Dimitri Basil, this retro-looking video is the perfect companion for FF’s 70s-inspired jam.
There is still no official date of release (or title) for a hypothetical debut album by the ever so elusive Australian duo, so for the time being we might as well enjoy a couple of remixes. Beni‘s take on “Foreign Language” keeps the original vibe intact but it strips the mix down and adds a touch of glitchy electronica. On the other hand, Elizabeth Rose turns the song into a chilled after party trip-hop number.
Flight Facilities feat. Jess - Foreign Language (Beni Remix)
New Navy have come a long way since the release of their three-track demo last year, which saw them hold the number one position on Australian radio Triple J unearthed charts and share stages with the likes of Wolfmother, The Philly J’s, Midnight Juggernaughts, The Holidays and The Scare.
New Navy - Fire Fire
Ahead of the release of their long-awaited debut EP, the New Navy released the single “Zimbabwe” last April to rave reviews. It’s one of those songs that feel instantly familiar from the very first time you hear it, as if you’d heard it one hundred times before. From the very first notes of its whistled intro and right to its upbeat tropical guitar hook, “Zimbabwe” is THE original late summer party anthem, the song you heard as background while sipping on the last cocktail before the end of the holidays.
New Navy - Zimbabwe
From the grandiose opening of “Zimbabwe”, the summer grooves of “Tapioca” to the dramatic crescendo of “Oceans”, New Navy’s debut Uluwatu EP demonstrates the Australian band’s powerful songwriting ability and consistent style. New Navy balance sparkly guitars with front man Ben McInerny’s smooth vocals, delivering strong bass-lines and breezy indie grooves to great effect. Think a lighter version of Foals, older version of Two Door Cinema Club or sunnier version of The Whitest Boy Alive…
Check them out on MySpace or visit their official site. You can get their 3-track demo EP for free or name your own price at Bandcamp and you can buy the single “Zimbabwe” on
Sydney duo Flight Facilities have finally released their brand new single “Foreign Language (Feat. Jess)” via Aussie electro label Future Classic and it’s already up for stream on Soundcloud.
Flight Facilities very first solo track “Crave You”, which featured guest vocals by Sydney-based chanteuse Giselle, took everyone by surprise and became a massive underground hit. The duo, who cut their teeth with cult party remixes (for Sneaky Sound System, Cut Copy, The Lowbrows, etc), created what became arguably the best pop track of 2010 and it’s pretty safe to say that “Foreign Language” has all the right ingredients for another timeless summer anthem.
Note that “Foreign Language” will be released on vinyl, with remixes by the likes of Will Saul, Drop Out Orchestra and Rocco Raimundo, on August 29th, but it is already available as a download from all major download platforms. Get it now on
Flight Facilities feat. Giselle - Crave You (Graz Remix)
As a bonus, check out a super punchy remix of “Crave You” above. This song is good it just never gets old… If you’re keen on finding out more about Flight Facilities, visit their official site or MySpace.
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