We’ve been plenty psyched about The Night Flight Orchestra, the classic rock-ish band that features Soilwork’s Bjorn “Speed” Strid and Arch Enemy bassist Sharlee D’Angelo. If Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple and the Scorpions had a baby with Dynasty-era KISS in the late ’70s, it would sound a bit like NFO. This definitely isn’t the heaviest thing out there, but each song is catchy, the band’s super tight, and if you’re a fan of any of the aforementioned bands, this record could well be your soundtrack to the Summer.
The good news is that their label Coroner Records is streaming their full album, Internal Affairs, on their website right now. The band classify themselves as “classic rock,’ and Metal Sucks, who first turned us onto them, call them “dad rock,” but it just sounds like good, retro-ish hard rock to us. If you’re coming to the band only as a fan of Arch Enemy or Soilwork, you might be a little disappointed, but damned if you won’t find songs like “West Ruth Avenue” or “California Morning” stuck in your head. The album comes out in Europe next Friday, but you can preorder it right here.