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”.
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.
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