Bradford’s FLING provide the previously unsearched-for missing link between T-Rex and the Fat White Family. Forging together glam rock, punk, and psych with a solid sense of Northern irony and an ever-present aura of late night haziness FLING have created a sound which captivates, entertains and stands out from the crowd gaining support at Beats 1, 6music, and a rapidly growing fanbase of ‘Flingers’.
Following a slew of home demos, and a run of their own ‘Get Flung’ night the band have teamed up with Lee Smith at Greenmount Studios (The Cribs / Pulled Apart By Horses) to record a number of new tracks to be released throughout late 2017 via Leeds indie label Dance to the Radio.
The infectious tracks take a psychedelic wander around the minds of the creators while keeping their pop sensibility firmly intact. FLING’s overwhelmingly laid-back sense of assurance in their own songwriting is clear for all to see – from the nonchalant percussion and inventive lyrical content to group whistles and lackadaisical guitar lines. The result is a sound full of character and depth which is sonically pleasing while holding a do it yourself ethic echoing The Flaming Lips and even the more drug-fuelled years of the Fab Four. As Live at Leeds and Sound City saw this year…played live it’s a kaleidoscopic riot.
FLING play The Sunflower Lounge Birmingham on Sun 15th October 2017. Tickets available here.
Watch the video ‘Lookin’ Outta My Window’ below: