Bradford’s own psych-rockers FLING release debut album FLING OR DIE today via Dance To The Radio – “11 tracks of blissed-out psych pop that manages to feel both fresh and familiar” – The Line of Best Fit.
The release comes off the back of a year of sold-out hometown shows, appearances at Live at Leeds, Swn Festival, Neighbourhood Festival and singles supported by Steve Lamacq (6 Music), Huw Stephens (Radio 1) and Radio X.
Describing themselves as ‘Wonky Pop’, the 5-piece met at a gig and instantly bonded over love for T. Rex and David Bowie and eventually moved their music away from the basement to Greenmount Studios (The Cribs / Pulled Apart By Horses) with Lee Smith to bring their vibrant feel-good tunes to life.
From tackling the surreal meshed with the political, to straight-up love songs replete with classical songwriting and verses sung in French (Je T’aime), there are multiple strings to FLING’s technicolour bow. Lead single Extra Special draws comparisons to Peace, Bad Sounds and Primal Scream in its laid-back effervescence, whilst any attempts to keep Just a Dog or Banjo Billy from rattling around your head for the rest of the day will be in vain.
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