Zane Lowe-approved. Mona support tour achieved. Luke ‘Foals’ Smith and Barney ‘Arctic Monkeys’ Barnicott on production. Yep, Flashguns come with all the requisite parts needed for an illustrious career as the next big indie thing. Crucially, though, as this soaring track ‘Racing Race’ is testament to, they know their way around an epic tune too.
Their next single ‘Passions Of A Different Kind’ is out April 4th. Expect to hear more from Flashguns over the course of the year.
Flashguns head out on tour with Funeral Party tomorrow (Jan 26th), playing Oxford’s Academy 2 and a string of other shows. Full dates on MySpace.
The Shoes, meanwhile, are in town this week (dates below) and have released this special mixtape to mark their arrival. Anything that opens with a DJ Mehdi mix of Katy Perry is alright by us.
The Shoes play:
XOYO on Wed 26 Jan
Komedia Brighton on Thur 27 Jan
Cabaret Voltaire on Fri 28 Jan
Club NME KOKO on Fri 4 Feb