Having released their debut album Bite Your Tongue, featuring the singles If You’re Driving, which caught the attention of Tom Robinson, and Art History – one of John Kennedy’s XFM ‘Big Ones’, Brighton Noise-Pop three-piece Flash Bang Band kick off 2015 with a tour of Europe and brand new single Spooky Action at a Distance. Whilst touring mainland Europe during promotion ofBite Your Tongue, the band listened to a lot of motoric music – perfect for the persisting miles on the road. Band’s like ESG, Metric,Be Your Own Pet and Zun Zun Egui were on repeat. They also found themselves playing alongside a wealth of bands with whom they felt a strong kinship such as Francobollo and MOHIT. These collective influences resulted in the sound of Spooky Action at a Distance.
SAaaD‘s subject matter is about being led astray by a friend and getting a buzz from it. Maybe due to intoxication or standing at the edge of a sordid scenario, flying in the face of obscurity with a close one but feeling alienated. We’ve all got friends who move us beyond our norms, get us into trouble and inspire us. SAaaD is dedicated to them – the ones who pull you outside yourself, somewhere more fun, more reckless.
This recording marks a step in a darker direction, to a noisier place, a place that has always enveloped the band’s live performances. Sometimes dubbed Death Pop, this new sound forms a bridge between the band’s lo-fi studio album debut and the material being pegged for the next full-length release.
The track enjoys a self-produced promo video featuring psychedelic dancing and strange animations. Meanwhile the band are back out in Europe touring and promoting SAaaD with UK appearances at Birthdays (East London) and The Great Escape.
Flash Bang Band – Spooky Action at a Distance (single) listen/download link (320 kbps)
What they’re saying about Flash Bang Band…
“This my friends is a band destined to go far, watch and marvel” Tom Robinson, 6Music
“I can’t wait to hear more from them” John Kennedy, XFM
“Hits you like a steam truck and provides an immediate sugar rush of joy” – Artrocker Mag
“Fun can be had at the hands of this three piece from Brighton and we’d hate for you to miss out” The 405
“A fun little way to take a trip without ingesting any questionable substances” Pop Matters
“A jamboree of colour, variety and texture” Raw Ramp
“They have honed their own acidic blend of garage pop” Subba-Cultcha