Flyying Colours - ROYGBIV EP AC3012074
Melbourne-based shoegazers Flyying Colours return with a second EP of psychedelic pop textures tempered with sugar-rush melodies. The ‘ROYGBIV’ EP is out May 11th on Club AC30 and Shelflife.
Hailing from a country more synonymous with the beachcombers and the sunshine coast than shoegaze luminaries, Flyying Colours have nonetheless been compared to Lush and Ride, weaving smooth, tactile vocals with coarse textures with finely-crafted songwriting.
True to their name, Flyying Colours unashamedly display their influences on ROYGBIV – tone-bending My Bloody Valentine / Swervedriver guitars, ferocious bass hooks and the familiar soft hush of early 90s dueting vocals. Added to the mix is their own edgy, refreshing pop-mindedness, buoyed by the lush vocal interplay
On ‘Running Late’ guitars overlap, playing seemingly different melodies and rhythms, as the vocals float up from the ether of the background. Hearkening back to the 80s but also at once sounding thoroughly futuristic, there’s finely-textured guitar loops and lo-fi delay used to get effect throughout the record. ‘Not Today’ and ‘Leaks’ share the same considerable style and skill: successfully channelling not just Kevin Shield’s growling, bending, wall-of-sound guitars, but also Bilinda Butcher’s cooing, unintelligible vocals. The album opener ‘I Don’t Want To Let You Down’ sports a rolling darkwave groove that’s like Joy Division gone psychedelic.
Formed in 2011, Flyying Colours self-titled EP received a considerable amount of attention, which was then backed up by their explosive live shows, setting them well apart from others occupying Melbourne's fledgling shoegaze scene. A follow-up, ROYGBIV is a snapshot of a band reaching for the heavens and finding themselves reflected in at all over the cosmos: a sign of greater things to come.
All copies bought on the AC30 mailorder come with free lossless digital downloads that will unlock on the release date of May 11th. The vinyl is due to come in the week prior to this, however, because of Record Store Day (which creates delays for vinyl manufacture) this is a rough date and there may be delays. Either way, we'll ship them when we get them in.
- I Don't Want To Let You Down
- Running Late
- Not Today
- In The End
300 copies on 180g purple vinyl 12" (UK), in a heavy reverse board outer and black paper inner. SOLD OUT
300 copies on 180g pink vinyl 12" (available from Shelflife Records in the USA)