Ahead of limited edition 7″ vinyl release (29/04/13)
Hot on the heels of the digital release of their latest single “You Dared Me”, Flying Ibex offer a glimpse behind-the-scenes with a live-in-studio performance of the single, filmed at their rehearsal space in Camberwell, South London. With a vast history of session work between them for the likes of Mark Ronson, Moloko and Sound Species, the sheer quality of the musicianship on display is a pleasure to behold – it’s easy to see why their live shows are so well received, as the band weave through the delicate melodies and polyrhythms that define their style with remarkable ease and clarity.
The video precedes the release of the 7″ edition of “You Dared Me”, limited to 250 copies and pressed on transparent vinyl. The record is currently available for pre-order from the Bomb Shop Store.
From their beginnings as a house band for a commune of artists in south London, improvising to silent films and theatre pieces, Flying Ibex have progressed through a sea of influences including African tapes, Brazilian Maracatu and analogue gear. The band emerged at the end of 2012 with their debut album Travel in Dangerous Places (“Immensely pretty… I’m smitten with this record” - Tom Ravenscroft, BBC 6Music).
Now, only a few months later, they are putting the finishing touches to their forthcoming second album, this time fully incorporating the skills of bassist Nathaniel Keen and drummer Dave De Rose, who between them have collaborated with an impressive list of artists including Mark Ronson, Andreya Triana, Moloko, Sound Species and Electric Jalaba. The complex polyrhythms, deceptively simple harmonies and delicate touch displayed on these two tracks are a taster of what to expect on the album; “You Dared Me” is a heavy slice of echoed-out, tropical, dub-influenced indie with more hooks than velcro, whilst “Something Was Cured” lets loose at higher tempos with shifting syncopations underpinning a killer vocal. The single will be released April 29th through Bomb Shop on transparent 7″ vinyl (limited to 250 copies), as well as being available to buy digitally.
The band have been featured on Beats Per Minute, Sound Colour Vibration, Sound of Confusion, Goldflake Paint, Foxy Digitalis, This Kid Is A Problem, Electronic Beats and Tapemixtape; and they’ve received radio support from XFM, BBC 6Music and Amazing Radio.