Another introduction to a potentially excellent band today on Keep Pop Loud as I FINALLY get around to bringing Flashguns to yr attention again.
I reviewed a previous single ('Locarno') by the band this time two years ago and called the track "a pretty little indie song". I stand by that, but musically the band no longer seem to.
Luckily I caught them supporting Dananananaykroyd on their tour last month and saw that the three-piece have bolstered their sound massively since we last heard from them. They now deploy their anthemic songs with highly skilled instrumentation that even allows for the odd rock wig-out without sounding wankey. Flashguns only performed a very short set but they did so with self-confidence to match that of festival headliners, leaving us with very little doubt that they're destined for very big things.
So, it's pleasing that when things start getting a bit conventional indie-rock they land us with such a high quality single.
Think John Hughes films, jangly '80s indie, a soaring chorus that's bound to get stuck in yr head and a yearning, powerful vocal performance.
Let's watch 'Passions Of A Different Kind'
Like all new(ish) bands these days they've also got a download that you can stream or nab from Soundcloud.
Flashguns - Racing Race by Top Button Digital
I think we can all agree that Flashguns have the potential to be a very good thing. We'll keep an eye on them, and you should to.