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Flipron

Glastonbury, England, United Kingdom | INDIE

Glastonbury, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
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Charles Shaar Murray/Observer Music Monthly
Fronted by singer/ songwriter / multi-instrumentalist Jesse Budd, they plough a furrow intriguingly distant from most of the contemporary cliché zones.....his songs evoke both Jacques Brels Disque Bleu angst and Ray Davies off hand anecdotalism. His hyper literate, densely rhymed lyrics- ‘My head and my heart fought like brothers torn apart/ I got Cained and completely un-Abel’ - would not have shamed either Elvis Costello or Ian Dury at their freshest and Stiffest. The colours and textures his various instruments - guitar, harmonica, mandolin, accordion - bring to a basic four -piece line-up create far richer soundscapes than those of your average group. From zippy lap steel-driven instrumentals (Skeletons on Holiday”) to affecting exercises in suburban pastoralism (‘Hanging Round the Lean-to with Grandad’) via sinister tales of drunkenness and cruelty (‘Raindrops Keep Falling on the Dead’), Flipron deliver extreme variety. ****


Belfast Telegraph
“… a brilliantly upbeat collection of musical dolly mixtures that instantly lifts any doom and gloom in a way that few new albums can accomplish.” …
5/5 -Album of the Week

Artrocker Live Review
“There's a disregard for creative limits going on here, and it's warping expectations of what we can expect from live music. ...I don't even know who I am after these brilliant bastards have played.”

www.Mick mercer.com
“… Stunning. This man’s songs are contagious!” …
Album of the Year

Daily Telegraph
"...woozy bohemian pop massacre...brilliant but frankly unclassifiable.”

Music Week
“ … Glastonbury’s macabre funsters are at the top of their game. With great writing and such a clear musical identity, you just have to smile and submit to their charms”…

Musicomh.com
"..Ultimately Gravity Calling is a damn near perfect record."

The Independent
"Flipron could become the house band on the ghost ship in the next instalment of Pirates of the Caribbean. Someone tell Johnny Depp. " - Various


Discography

DISCOGRAPHY

Albums:
2004 Fancy Blues & Rustique Novelties
2006 Biscuits For Cerberus
2008 Gravity Calling

Singles:
2006 Hanging Round The Lean-To With Grandad
2006 Raindrops Keep Falling On The Dead/The End Of Summer (Double A-side)
2007 Dogboy Vs. Monsters
2008 Book Of Lies/Mess It Up (Double A-side)
2009 Gravity Calling
2010 The Coolest Names in Showbiz

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FLIPRON

With lyrical inventiveness & surreal imagination right at the very core of their songs & with an unmistakably English sound shamelessly veering between technicolor psyche-pop, dark, sleazy confessionals & dusty, moth-eaten drinking ballads, this is the band hailed by musicomh.com as 'the most original band in the UK'

Formed originally in rural south-west England, Flipron moved to London with a vague plan to find a label & management. Having found both, they released their debut album Fancy Blues & Rustique Novelties in 2004, which was greeted by the Observer Music Monthly with a glowing 4* review from esteemed music journalist Charles Shaar Murray. Since then they have been steadily fermenting a reputation based around their stunning live performances and a succession of unique and critically acclaimed albums and singles. After re-locating back to Glastonbury, they released their second album, Biscuits For Cerberus, which was AIM CEO Alison Wenham’s Best Record Of 2006 in Music Week. Most recently released was 2008’s Gravity Calling, produced by legendary Damned drummer Rat Scabies, the title track from which had the rare honour of being played twice by Jonathan Ross on his hugely popular Saturday morning BBC Radio 2 show.

They have opened for acts as diverse as the Alabama 3, Donovan, Hayseed Dixie & the (English) Beat, been joined onstage by Rat Scabies, & even once appeared as backing band to another punk rock legend, Clash drummer Topper Headon, playing a set as the Topper Headon All Stars. They’ve played gigs in boats, boxing rings & bars; gardens, restaurants & cabarets; cellars, tents & strip shows: theatres, ballrooms & colleges. They've entertained skinheads & hippies, trendy specs media types in New York, truck drivers in Nashville, cider drinkers in Somerset, Holy Grail hunters in the south of France & even the residents of the Abbey Dingle Retirement Home in Llangollen, North Wales, out for a last night on the town.

They have played at Glastonbury Festival four years in a row, in 2008 playing a record 6 shows in the one weekend, they’ve played main stages at Beautiful Daze, Secret Garden Party, Bloom, Endorse It In Dorset, 2000 Trees & Shambala, as well as appearances at Bestival, End Of The Road, Lovebox Weekender, Innocent Village Fete, Larmer Tree, Trowbridge Pump Festival, Lewes Folk & Rock, Strawberry Fair & many others. They have also performed at traditional indoor arts festivals such as the Edinburgh Fringe, Concrete & Glass in London, The Times Cheltenham Literary Festival, Brighton Festival, Dorchester Festival, the Bath Fringe & the Llangollen Fringe.

They have recorded numerous radio sessions on a variety of UK stations, including Mark Lamarr’s God’s Jukebox on BBC Radio 2, (which Lamarr described as “absolutely fantastic” & featured again in his best sessions of 2009 show) as well as 4 sessions for Tom Robinson’s Evening Sequence on BBC 6music. Radio DJs who have played the band include on BBC Radio 1 Vic Galloway, Huw Stevens & Rob Da Bank, on BBC Radio 2 Jonathan Ross, Mark Lamarr & Alex Lester, on BBC 6music Tom Robinson, Phil Jupitus, Mark Riley, Gideon Coe, Mark Lamarr again, Nemone & Shaun Keaveny. There music has also received radio play in the United States, Japan, Australia & much of Europe. In addition their music has been used by BBC television & radio & Channel Four in programmes & trails.

Flipron’s video’s have been broadcast on UK channels MTV2, Q, E4 & others, as well as various film festivals. The cartoon video to their 2006 single Raindrops Keep Falling On The Dead was screened at film festivals such as Cannes International Film Festival in France, Raindance Film Festival in London and SXSW in Texas.

Flipron continue to enjoy a fantastic relationship with their beloved indie record label Tiny Dog & have just signed a publishing deal with SGO Music, represented worldwide by Bug Music. Recently they released a brand new single “The Coolest Names in Showbiz“, played numerous festival dates including a ten date residency at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival & toured in the USA. They are currently rehearsing material for a new album & are planning further tours in the UK, USA & Europe.