Sydney Australia rockers “Fly by Wire” seem to making all the right moves. Working hard, releasing music, hitting the pavement. Make no mistake about it: FlyByWire appear to be surging and becoming a household name down in Australia. For a 4 piece band like FlybyWire it’s not about them as much it’s about launching a new and fresh musical revolution that is rock based. Being on a global platform would allow them to do so precisely that and will be good for this genre. Straight away it’s clear this 12 track CD called “Lost and Found” is an imaginative return to passion filled melodic hard rock meshed with the better musical touches of today progressive alt rock. There’s even traces of Hard Pop. FlyByWire reminds me of Radiohead, Them Crooked Vultures and even, Desert Sessions. But mostly they sound like Live. Today music has many people feeling of bit of soullessness – how appropriate I get a CD like this These guys clearly showcases experienced playing, writing and performing. The album begins in epic fashion with the magnificent ‘Blessed the Ocean” which is a crisp raid on the senses, packed with hooks, melody and an impressive vocal front. The only surprise is that it wasn’t featured in a major motion picture. ‘Give” follows and is a tripped out musical journey that with melodic guitar solidifying what is in fact the best track on the CD. ‘Feel the Flow” makes another great impression and is an exceptionally rocked out piece showcasing these lads and their playing styles as a tightly knit unit. I like everything about FlyByWire with priceless harmonies, lyrics and rock solid vocal feel. Kudos goes out to vocals Ed (NLN) one amazing vocal instrument. In the end these 4 are a real breath of fresh air and a shock to everyday musical system presently in place. This is not Daughtry or Nikelback folks – it’s something much, much more. In summary: “Lost and Found” by FlyBy Wire unleashes everything good about progressive alt rock. Out of the whole CD a few songs are in the category of brilliant, 8 of them are good, and there are only 1 I’d find myself wanting to skip in rotation. I wouldn’t be surprised if BlyByWire continue to get more popular down under. Australia is also one of the best places for this style of music. It’s also a great demographic to springboard a musical career from – especially in a live setting. Need I say more – let get the revolution started via a full length release already. If you want to join you should start with this CD by FlyByWire entitled “Lost and Found.”
Rating 8/10 Stars
Rick Padgett edited by Heather Savage.
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