‘We’re trying to move things forward and test out new musical landscapes’ - Flamingods on new music and being the buzz band of The Great Escape 2017…

Jim Ottewill
  • By Jim Ottewill
  • 25 May 2017
  • min read
Ever since 2009, the multi-limbed, so-called 'ethnic pop' of the Flamingods has been lighting up the musical underground.

Over the course of numerous releases and extensive UK and international touring, the outfit has become one of the most unique, with their riotous 'carnival of noise' winning them fans across the board.

Supported by PRS Foundation to play at SXSW and Tallinn Music Week, the band are now gearing up for greater success with new music due out via Moshi Moshi and a series of gigs at this year's Great Escape festival making them THE buzz band to see. Their energetic, colourful performances and melting pot of sonic styles makes their sound pretty hard to resist as evidenced by the packed shows they played in Brighton.

We caught up with them after their appearance at the PRS Foundation's International Showcase Fund gig to learn more about new music, how they've grown their sound as well as the importance of music industry support to furthering their careers…