A 1 track funk single (4m 7s) — released July 28th 2023 on Athens Of The North

Bliss-out sunshine song 'Flowers' is the final single from Bright & Findlay's (formed of multi-hyphenate James Alexander Bright and Groove Armada's Tom Findlay) hot-for-summer debut album 'Everything Is Slow'. Released in June on Athens Of The North, the album is married around the duo's shared love of machine-led funk, outsider soul, 70s-80s nautica and 21st century basement disco.

"'Flowers' started life as a pretty heavy groove", says James, "but Tom came back at it with a super-chilled, laid back vibe. He'd done his usual thing of transforming it into something I hadn't quite envisioned, which was ultimately a thing of beauty".

The two musicians got together after Tom heard James' 2019 single 'Tigers Roar' on BBC 6 Music, reaching out to see if they could work together on some new music for Groove Armada's last studio album 'Edge Of The Horizon'. While three tracks from these sessions made the album, the two concurrently struck up a friendship in creating a musical language of their own, leading them to form the beginnings of a new partnership tagged Bright & Findlay.

'Everything Is Slow' has received rave reviews ("A wonderful vibe" Dazed, "Multifarious grooves are to be expected" DJ Mag) and BBC 6 Music support from Gilles Peterson, Don Letts, Tom Ravenscroft and Huey Morgan (for whom the duo have recorded two Block Party mixes) plus Bill Brewster, Dam Funk (Apple Music), Bluey (STR4TA/Incognito), KCRW, Triple J and many others.

All the artwork for the album and singles is by James (who works under the Fuzzy & Magic tag) and ties back into the feel of their sound. James states"I was inspired by a visit to Charmouth last summer with my family. The rocks and ancient stones we found on the beach worked so well as micro sculptures whilst I was listening back to the mixes of the record. There was a real light and shade texture from the stones that I felt complimented the music and songs".

'Everything Is Slow' was released on LP and digital formats on 9th June 2023 via Athens Of The North.

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