Bands to Watch #112: Flashguns

By on Tuesday, 19th May 2009 at 4:00 pm

Flashguns (side)We’ve mentioned this band before here at There Goes The Fear – but we’ve not really got to speaking about them in depth – so today, that’s just what we’d like to do. Flashguns are a young, up and coming indie band, from part London, part Brighton. Barely out of college, this youthful band still manage to knock out awesome indie-pop led numbers despite their young age.

Yes, although they may boast too cool for school haircuts – Flashguns are not your average skinny jeaned indie band (although they’re still partial to the odd pair of drainpipes). Frontman, Sam Johnston’s voice has a real rich, soulful quality to it, adding a whole new dimension to their poppy guitar riffs. Music-wise the band have personally described their sound as a “contemplative and moody”, and they count Pink Floyd, Sigur Ros and, er, Usain Bolt as just three of their influences.

They’ve already supported Ida Maria and have upcoming gigs in June with another TGTF-favourite, Lissy Trullie. Flashguns will also be playing a selection of festivals this summer including Latitude and Underage. Live, they are said to bound with energy, so be sure to catch them if you can. In the meantime, check out Flashguns awesome performance on BBC Introducing’s stage at Reading last year, below, and two free MP3s.

MP3: Flashguns – Timehouse Blue
MP3: Flashguns – Ro Shambo


Head over to Flashgun’s MySpace page now to learn more.

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