Hailing from Birmingham, FLARES are an up and coming band with a sound rooted in indie rock with a twist of grunge and punk. Following a busy year of festivals, headliners and support slots for the likes of Fickle Friends, Rose Dive and FEET.
FLARES will play on Sunday 21st July 2019 at The Sunflower Lounge Birmingham. Tickets are available here.
FLARES released their debut single, ‘Tunnel Vision // Castle of Cards’ on Jan 3rd 2019, with a sold-out launch show at the Hare And Hounds, Birmingham. Both tracks were received well and gained airtime on BBC Introducing, plus an interview on WM and almost 15k streams on Spotify.
They are now following up with their next single ‘Keep It’ which is out on the 25th May.
The band deliver an energetic performance by combining indie melodies, catchy choruses and strong vocal harmonies with heavy guitar riffs and powerhouse drumming.
‘They’ve somehow channelled the Pixies skewed pop, (bassist Edie like a young Kim Deal), welded it to Nirvana’s intensity, (Guitarist Leo channelling Cobain, hurling himself around like it’s life or death) and then added an infectious Pop charm all of their own.” – Louder Than War
“Don’t let their youthfulness deceive you. These young indie rockers know their way around harmony and a chord progression.” – Indie Midlands
“A true pleasure to witness.” – Native Magazine
“Their catchy, guitar-heavy tunes have the growing crowd clapping and swaying along in no time.” – Counteract
“Too loud.” – Leo’s mum
Watch their live performance of ‘Tunnel Vision’ below: