Flight Brigade Turn On the Sirens

London based 7 piece Americana Indie Folk band FLIGHT BRIGADE have released their brand new double A-side single “SIRENS / SMOKE & WINE” – available now.

Co-produced by Gavin Monaghan (The Editors, Robert Plant, Paolo Nutini), this is the follow-up to the much buzzed about “Graduation Day EP”.

Sirens  - sung with open-heart and open-palms
Sirens – sung with open-heart and open-palms

The new video for Sirens is a lovely animated piece that has taken almost a year to complete – due to all the little matchsticks they had to set up for the backdrop and the individual shots!

We had a listen to Sirens:

This charges along like a railroad car filled with rip-rap rubble – rushing seawards.

The rumble is created by a hypnotic rhythm and constant pinpricks of regular guitar.

The main vocal (Ollie Baines) is clean and praising – sung with open-heart and open-palms.

It is bordered, and framed, by quintessential English voice … provided by the versatile musician Miriam Baines.

The dish-dash sounds consolidate soon enough – a sticky clump of violin surrounds some of the beats.

Then a changy guitar opens-and-closes like an old iron gate.

This is svelte and purified – it reminds us of the English progressive rock band “Renaissance” (post reorganization in ‘71) –  FG have the same folk, rock, jazz and classical tendencies

The mechanics on show here – especially the strict rhythm forms – are mellowed by honeyed textures and heavenly, angelic blushes … there is real happiness of the soul here.

This a soft and wonderfully addictive.

Flight Brigade create a psychoactive potion of magical quality.

@neilmach © 2014






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