Regent “Flying High”
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Regent “Flying High”

Southampton indie-rockers – REGENT – are barrelling into the new year with latest single “Flying High”, taken from their upcoming second album ‘Beggars Belief’ (due Spring 2024).
A jubilant, jangling, romantic rock’n’roll track, “Flying High” finds the four-piece jetting that nostalgic glow of summer love into these colder months.

Fusing rampant electric guitar riffs with wistful, Britpop-inspired melodies and hopeful lyricism well-worthy of a windows-down singalong, the new track bubbles over with a relentless feeling of optimism as it nods to “faith, hope, love and everything in-between”.

Mixed by award-winning producer Chris Taylor and recorded at a friend’s studio in the band’s hometown of Southampton and dubbed an “upbeat, summery rock’n’roll love song” by frontman Ben Rooke, “Flying High” finds Regent soaring on a skyward trajectory of their own.

Having forged a reputation as one of Southampton’s finest emerging acts, Regent have notched a string of highly-charged releases under their belts including recent EP ‘Believe’ and 2022 debut LP ‘Just A Revolution’.

With the band’s recent singles “Here We Go Again”, “Can’t You See” and “Freight Train”capturing the band’s continued ability to pioneer their own insurgent brand of rock’n’roll, Regent tackle political mistrust, economic struggles and personal hardships head-on.

“Flying High” follows “Liberation” and “Oh No, I Know” as the third track to be taken from Regent’s forthcoming second album ‘Beggars Belief’ (due Spring 2024).

Regent have previously attracted praise from the likes of Louder Than War, Earmilk and Gigslutz, and have gained radio play from Radio X, Frank Skinner on Absolute Radio, Amazing Radio and BBC Introducing as well as RTE2 in Ireland and SiriusXM in the US. The group’s merciless sound has also attracted attention across the world of TV and sport, with airplay on Soccer AM, Sky Sports Darts, the Premier League, BBC Six Nations Rugby, BT Sport  and BBC One’s Match of the Day.

As they gear up to release ‘Beggars Belief’ later this year, 2023 saw Regent complete a busy summer of live shows including a string of festivals and a support slot with Reverend & The Makers. Stay tuned for more news from Regent coming soon.

Ben Rooke (vocals)
Chris Woolf (lead guitar)
Ed Cesar (rhythm guitar)
Luke Trundell (bass)
George Grattan (drums)

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