Biggles Flys Again
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Band name: Biggles Flys Again. Album title: Remember Saturday . Album cover: retro line drawing. Song title: Old Pop Song . Sample lyric: “The past is a place you can go”. If you’re discerning something of an All Our Yesterdays vibe here, you might be right, but this trip into the past is in good, steady hands. Fronted by Conor Deasy (from The Gandhis, not The Thrills), this solo project is by necessity low-key, but the aims are high and often hit the target. While the songs seem forged in the comforting heat of influences as sterling as The Beatles, Jens Lekman, Elliot Smith and Richard Swift, Deasy has a canny knack for creating tunes the right side of familiar.There is also smartness at play here – Deasy effortlessly references the past without being smothered by it.
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Download tracks: Friends, Local Legend - The Irish Times


Band name: Biggles Flys Again. Album title: Remember Saturday . Album cover: retro line drawing. Song title: Old Pop Song . Sample lyric: “The past is a place you can go”. If you’re discerning something of an All Our Yesterdays vibe here, you might be right, but this trip into the past is in good, steady hands. Fronted by Conor Deasy (from The Gandhis, not The Thrills), this solo project is by necessity low-key, but the aims are high and often hit the target. While the songs seem forged in the comforting heat of influences as sterling as The Beatles, Jens Lekman, Elliot Smith and Richard Swift, Deasy has a canny knack for creating tunes the right side of familiar.There is also smartness at play here – Deasy effortlessly references the past without being smothered by it.
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Download tracks: Friends, Local Legend - The Irish Times


The charming piano-pop of Biggles Flys Again, who perform in matching t-shirts on a space-themed stage, ends a mixed evening on a positive note with their blend of loungey pop ballads and perky indie. - Lauren Murphy, Heinekenmusic.ie


Biggles Flys Again (yes, the spelling mistake is charmingly deliberate) craft handmade jaunty pop songs, reminiscent of the Divine Comedy at times. The latest single Friends will be available for free download from October 4th on bigglesflysagain.bandcamp.com. - The Irish Times


Biggles Flys Again (yes, the spelling mistake is charmingly deliberate) craft handmade jaunty pop songs, reminiscent of the Divine Comedy at times. The latest single Friends will be available for free download from October 4th on bigglesflysagain.bandcamp.com. - The Irish Times


From the solo-now-band project of Conor Deasy (also of The Ghandis), this is a sweet song and animated video directed by Marc Corrigan about friendship by Biggles Flies Again. Get it from Bandcamp and peek the equally charming artwork by Bronwyn and Ruan of Big Wow below. Biggles plays HWCH on Thursday in The Mercantile. - Nialler9.com


Biggles Flies Again – Chocks Away

Chocks Away is a three-track EP recorded by Conor Deasy a.k.a. Biggles Flys Again. All three tracks were recorded in a single day back in May 2008 in the now defunct Great Wall of Sound Studios. Each track is a lazy, hazy wandering summer ballad with acoustic, guitar, keyboard, stylophone, ukulele and em, glockenspiel. But before you go thinking this is everything-but-the-kicthen-sink-twee think again. The arrangements are sparse and enjoyably subtle. Deasy’s vocal is warm and familiar. Lead track -Your House’ is immediately reminiscent of The Beatles but in the best possible way. It’s the kind of song you’d want to drink beer to in your back garden. The instrumentation on -Farewell’, which was included on a compilation album released by Series Two Records in January 2009, has a definite Magnetic Fields feel to it with touches of Elliot Smith. It’s a beautiful bundle of songs leaving you wanting more. Conor hopes to release another Biggles Flys Again EP later in the summer while his band The Gandhis are in the middle of recording their first album which will be available from 1969 Records in September / October 2009.
‘Chocks Away’ is currently on sale in Road Records. Go on, buy it. - State.ie


Discography

2007 Biggles Flys Again - EP - CD and Download

2008 Chocks Away - EP - CD and Download

2010 10 Songs for Lonely Hearts - Album - Cassette

2011 Summer's Coming Soon - Single - Download

2012 Friends - Single - Download

2013 Remember Saturday - Album - CD and Download

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Remember when you used to buy albums in a shop? Remember reading the lyrics in the liner notes on the bus home before you even heard the songs? Remember when you only owned 8 albums and you knew every single tiny note of every song on each one? 'Remember Saturday' is that kind of album. Like the ones people used to make. An album that you can listen to all the way through. Full of songs written with the deep understanding of a lifetime spent listening to pop music.

“The songs seem forged in the comforting heat of influences as sterling as The Beatles, Jens Lekman, Elliot Smith and Richard Swift.” The Irish Times

“The songwriting reveals some trace of a golden age when pop music could spring from simple everyday events to evoke an emotional response across the nation” wearenoise.com

Since Biggles Flys Again self-released their debut album 'Remember Saturday' in March 2013, they have forged their own distinct path, making intelligent pop music with a diy spirit and a nerdy attention to detail. The CD release of the album included a hand made screen printed book with 20 pages of artwork. 'Remeber Saturday' went on to recieve glowing reviews with the Sunday Times naming it as their Album of the Week. The album was praised for it's mixture of vintage analog and glitchy lo fi sounds, and the songwriting prowess of founder Conor Deasy

“Deasy has a canny knack of writing tunes the right side of familiar, effortly references the past without being smothered by it.” The Irish Times.

Biggles Flys Again have brought the same attention to detail to their live shows, launching the album with a sold out show in the unique surroundings of Smock Alley Theatre. The band has also played at the Electric Picnic, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Indiependence and prestigious support slots with Jens Lekman, This is the Kit and Mumblin Deaf Ro. They will finish 2013 with live dates in London and Paris as well as their first headline show in Whelans on the 24th October. They have also begun work on the follow up to 'Remeber Saturday'.

“Remember Saturday has a charm and creative streak which suggest Deasy is only warming up” The Sunday Times

“Unassuming, unpretentious and brilliantly executed” THE SUNDAY TIMES
“A wistfully enchanting brand of day-glo alt pop” SUNDAY BUSINESS POST
“Beguilling lo fi pop” IRISH INDEPENDENT
“Astute Indie pop” HOT PRESS
“A thrilling restatement of what pop music can achieve” WEARENOISE.COM
“A multi faceted old fashioned nostalgic pop album” NIALLER9