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Glastonbury, United Kingdom (2003 – present)

From Glastonbury, UK

Flipron’s music is eccentic English rock’n’roll, taking its cue mainly from classic 60s pyschedelia & freakbeat bands, folk rock, 70s glam & powerpop, but also a little from Chicago Blues, 20s Hawaiian steel guitar stomps, French cafe music, Dixie jazz, & 70s new wave rock. Flipron’s songs are notable for their highly idiosyncratic lyrical content, covering subjects such as old age, death, regret & remorse, obsession, dreams & occasionally sex & love, typically with surreal imagery, densely rhymed wordplay & flashes of dark humour.

Although a comparitively wide variety of instruments are used by the band, the main focus of the sound is based around a guitar/vocal, organ/piano, bass, drums format, (eg ‘Gravity Calling’ & ‘Raindrops Keep Falling On The Dead’) with lap steel & mandolin regularly featured (eg ‘Book of Lies’ & ‘Hanging Round the Lean-to With Grandad’). However, more unusual instrumentation finds its way into prominence on some tracks, such as a length of rusty chain dropping to the floor repeatedly on ‘Ball & Chain’, wind-up toys & clock chimes on ‘Clockwork Blues’, an egg slicer & other kithchen implements on ‘The Egg Slicer, The Cheesegrater, The Knife’ & human wheezing, grunting & moaning on ‘Zombie Blues’.

They signed to Tiny Dog Records in 2003, with whom they have released four LPs, Fancy Blues & Rustique Novelties (2004) Biscuits for Cerberus (2006) Gravity Calling (2008) and Firework Shoes (2012).

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  • TastelessAlien

    Alright, these guys are pretty cool. Really digging "Tropical Disease."

    11 Jan 2013 Reply
  • randombob18

    Saw you guys last year at Glasto, cracking gig. Just stumbled across you again and forgot how much I enjoyed it!

    23 Jul 2012 Reply
  • andre-renato

    Like (Y)

    2 Jun 2012 Reply
  • dylanschoone

    Ah. You can always buy Flipron CDs at the record label. www.tinydog.co.uk Shipping is free anywhere in the world, & if you're friendly they sometimes give you free things too! ... & more money goes to the band & the label, rather than Amazon!

    19 Jul 2011 Reply
  • mgwizzle

    One of the best band's ever.

    13 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Gargoyle2500

    You might want to check eBay or Amazon. I had to buy my copies of their albums online.

    20 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Gargoyle2500

    Why is "Surreal" Not among Flipron's popular tags? Please tag them as such. (Even if it is a popular tag when you read this could you please tag them as such?)

    18 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Gargoyle2500

    I now have all three of their albums. Gravity Calling is more colorful than their debut and has a lot of different types of songs, Biscuits For Cerberus is more like their debut but its more mellow. I haven't listened to Biscuits much yet though so take that as opinion.

    24 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Gargoyle2500

    I just got their first album "Fancy Blues & Rustique Novelties" Today (December 18th 2010) And I like it. Also, Their lyrical style is very strong... Surreal, Strange and Spooky are words that come to mind to describe them. Its rare to find surreal lyrics!

    19 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Tor33

    Nice to see yo 'ere x Tor

    10 Feb 2010 Reply
  • rumer51

    Great consert at The Wilmington Arms a couple of weeks ago! Never heard of them before, but I`m definately a fan now:)

    22 May 2009 Reply
  • tim_flatus

    Saw them last night. Masterful! Now listening to Gravity Calling. Cerberus is an awesome album, it has to be said. I reckon 'Flatpack Bride' is the 'Spirit of the Age' for the 21st Century. Thanks for not fitting in properly guys!

    28 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Ow_en

    Saw them at my uni a few years ago, awesome band, whole of the stage was covered in fairy lights and flowers!

    30 Jan 2009 Reply
  • cogsturning

    so far im liking fancy blues a lot more then gravity calling. still need biscuits for cerberus tho (ಥ_ಥ)

    15 Dec 2008 Reply
  • adistu

    new album's out. anybody heard it?

    19 Nov 2008 Reply
  • adistu

    flipron are brilliant.

    18 May 2008 Reply
  • elinorre91

    kurde, ale świetna muza, ło bez kitu. oczywiście znana tylko megaalternatywnym kręgom na wyspach. no a jak.

    26 Apr 2007 Reply

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