Flamingods – “Quesso”
UK label Art Is Hard records is viewed by its peers as way ahead of the game, launching the careers of Splashh, Bos Angeles and others exciting lo-fi projects a whim, through releases via. a pizza box and other such novel methods, none of which border on gimmicky territory. They’ve spent the past 14 releases honing their craft and getting used to the ins and outs of running such a DIY project, but yesterday they announced a new venture: the album release.
Surely their chosen buddy for such a big bold move had to be one hell of a band, right? Right. Flamingods. They come from London but their sound is so steeped in adventure and life and exploration that if you’d told be they’d just been picked out amongst a bunch of Amazonian tribes, I’d probably believe you.
“Quesso”, the taster track of the 2013 debut Sun, has Ponytail‘s Dustin Wong on guitar, if ever you needed another reason to fall hopelessly in love with this band. It is bursting with the kind of giddy enthusiasm that only little kids have when they’re out trick or treating.