“Notes are bent, held and merge with each other in endless passages, as one of the city’s tightest rhythm sections thuds emphatically behind.” – The Music
Taking form in Melbourne as the 2010’s drew towards their denouement, Flyying Colours have built their dense but intricate musical DNA around the interlocking guitar play and vocal symbiosis of Brodie J Brummer and Gemma O’Connor.
Flagbearers of Australia’s world renowned shoegaze scene, the four piece may on initial encounter appear to take cues from seminal influences such as My Bloody Valentine and Ride. However, as their sound has developed over the course of two acclaimed EPs and an album release, they’ve incubated what can only be described as their own Australian blast of howling yet delicate noise; a multilayered sensory overload underscored with the delicate filagree of Brummer and O’Connor’s ethereal boy/girl call and response vocals.
Joined by Melanie Barbaro and Andy Lloyd-Russell on bass and drums, Flyying Colours spent 2019 bunkered down in the studio working on their sophomore album due in mid 2020, that arrives after a conception process that was beset with all the cliched ‘difficult second album’ tropes, but promises that the studio and songwriting labour was more than worth it.
Their startling new long player shows Flyying Colours assured and confident in their songwriting and meticulous in their studio craft, enlivening their trademark wall of sound with trebly widescreen panoramas recalling The Cure at their most epic and the Aussie sunshine psychedelia of Tame Impala at their most luminescent. With an album in the can that delivers on the promise many industry tastemakers have so widely tipped, 2020 sees Flyying Colours set to take their swooning crescendos of iridescent rapture to wider audiences both at home and overseas.
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