Passions Of A Different Kind - Flashguns Single Review
I've adored Flashguns since hearing 'I Don't Not Love You' via Blalock's Indie Rock Playlist a few years back. They sparkled on my radar about the same time as Bombay Bicycle Club, but have taken longer in the studio putting together their debut album - due out this summer.
Supporting the likes of Funeral Party, Mona and Dananananaykroyd as well as a string of headline dates, Flashguns are on the fore of becoming one of the UK's brightest new talents despite having been on the scene for several years. They have a feel-good sound, reminiscent but lighter than Tokyo Police Club, and are easy on the ear with a sexy rawness played out through their tinny guitar riffs.
Recorded in a dilapidated barn during a dreary winter in rural Somerset, 'Passions of a Different Kind' is moodier than Flashguns' previous efforts but retains a sense of hope through its building beat played out in the last minute. With plans to get back out on the road to showcase the produce of their studio time, keep an eye out as Flashguns may be heading your way.