Flyying Colors are gearing up for the discharge of their much-anticipated second album, Fantasy Nation.
Throughout the final decade, Flyying Colors have established themselves as Australian shoegaze stalwarts. From their well-received self-titled debut EP in 2013, by to 2015’s ROYGBIV, after which Mindfullness – their critically-acclaimed debut album in 2016, Flyying Colors have carved out their very own area within the native music scene.
Now, the band put together themselves for the discharge of their sophomore LP, Fantasy Nation – a report teeming with references to the ’90s UK psych and shoegaze era and one which diverts their sonic trajectory into a brand new stratosphere.
Australia’s shoegaze scene isn’t plentiful, however it’s about brevity not superfluity, so there’s loads of expertise on the market, it’s nearly the place to seek out it.
To have fun the discharge of Fantasy Nation and to assist us discover the magnificent entity that’s Australian shoegaze, we requested Flyying Colors’ Brodie J Brümmer to fill us in on the perfect shoegaze bands within the nation proper now. Right here goes!
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Though probably deliberately flying below the radar, I feel shoegazers in every single place ought to know Relay Tapes. Shoegaze could be a tough style to clarify to somebody however I feel the music of Jade Tyers encapsulates all of it completely. From nearly indie-pop songs to ambient soundscapes, it’s all in there. Try ‘Planetarium’ on the Early Morning Summary EP.
Our agent Beau Kochmanz bought me on to this band in 2019 and I used to be blown away. Their Solely Shallow // Solely Extra EP is a continuing in my headphones, significantly the track ‘Touchdown’ which has an actual Curve vibe to it. They’re additionally an incredible stay band and we have been fortunate sufficient to play with them in 2020 simply earlier than all of it modified.
Fellow Melbourne band SLOMO are a band I’ve listened to however haven’t been capable of see stay. I had large plans to alter that in 2020 which turned tough for apparent causes. Their new observe ‘Match Proper’ is a ripper taken from their 2021 album, L Dopa, which is out now. Go verify it.
The Laurels have been one of many first Australian shoegaze bands I ever heard. I keep in mind again within the early 2010s seeing them at Ding Dong and being so stoked on it. All of their materials is good – I completely love their first album Plains, and 2016’s Sonicology is admittedly particular. The songs I’ve heard off a rumoured third album are a few of their greatest but. A criminally underrated band.
Our good pals Blush Response are most likely my favorite Australian shoegaze band. Their album Hearts Develop Boring is an prompt traditional, as are each previous EPs which could be a little tougher to seek out. I’ve loved sharing the agony of writing, recording and mixing your individual music with Alister Douglas – and he is much better at it than I’m. He’s undoubtedly an enormous inspiration.
I solely just lately heard Placement’s debut single ‘Tougher’ and it’s a killer observe. Most of my mates in Adelaide have despatched this track my method over the previous few weeks and with an actual Sonic Youth tinge to it, I can’t wait to listen to extra.
Flyying Colors’ new album Fantasy Nation is out on Friday February 26 by Membership AC30/Poison City Records.
The band will launch the report at The Nook on Saturday February 27. Seize tix here.