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Easier To Lose by Fortnight In Florida

Written by Dennis van Leeuwen

Fortnight In Florida herald spring with the sunshine sheen of their infectious electro pop single ‘Easier To Lose’, the first to be taken from their debut album In-flight Entertainment.

‘Fortnight In Florida’ are a London four-piece who consider Toro Y Moi, Holy Ghost! and Hot Chip as some of their biggest influences. Born from a shared love of disco, synth pop, and an encyclopedic knowledge of Alan Partridge quotes, Fortnight In Florida symbolises the will to escape the daily grind, expressed by their inimitable brand of blissed-out Electronic Pop’. After finishing a tour as keys player for Lianne La Havas, the band’s singer/songwriter Simon Middleton met Eamonn Dawe (bass/guitars) on a previous musical venture and ‘Fortnight In Florida’ was formed. Shortly after, they were joined on drums by Andrew Gallop, with Lyle Moxsom on guitars. With three singles and a debut EP So Long released in 2016, Fortnight In Florida made the ‘Glastonbury 2016 Emerging Talent’ longlist and the ‘Unsigned Guide’s Emerging Acts of 2017’ list having already been featured in their Spotlight blog. Their tracks ‘Cameo’ and ‘It’s Alright’ both made the ‘Fresh On The Net’ Fresh Faves, and received Radio play on BBC 6Music and Amazing Radio. In 2017 they launched a crowdfunding campaign to help them raise funds to record their debut album In-flight Entertainment at Rockfield in South Wales, UK. With the final touches being made to the album they look set to release it in Spring 2019.

A sequenced synth line buoys the vocal line at the start of ‘Easier To Lose’, the first single to be taken from Fortnight In Florida’s debut album In-flight Entertainment. Recorded at Rockfield studios under the guidance of engineer and producer Laurence Anslow, Fortnight In Florida pack a raft of diverse contemporary influences, ranging from Holy Ghost! and Massive Attack to Friendly Fires, into their blissed-out lysergic electro pop melange. Immersive, soulful, and subtle but ambitious, ‘Easier To Lose’ sees the group, which started as a purely electronic outfit, coming into their own after the recent incorporation of live elements into their shows and recorded music. As the track progresses, coruscating vocal harmonies and canny percussion enter the fray, swelling to a crescendo before the a singular guitar riff sees it out. ‘Easier To Lose’ is a testament to where Fortnight In Florida are at artistically now, ushering in all the yearning romance and vitality of a summer which can’t come too soon.

SAT 23 MARCH - Gladstone Arms - London, UK
THU 28 MARCH - Hope & Anchor - Islington, UK
WED 3 APRIL - The Bedford - London, UK
WED 17 APRIL - Sebright Arms - Bethnal Green, UK
MON 29 APRIL - Half Moon - Putney, UK
FRI 10 MAY - The Islington - London, UK
FRI 24 MAY - Lechlade Festival 2019 - Lechlade, UK
SAT 13 JULY - Unknown venue - Oxfordshire, UK

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Dennis van Leeuwen

Music lover | Radio host | Promoter of what I believe is great music | Minimalism