Flashguns announce new single and UK Tour
aaamusic | On 18, Feb 2011
‘Expect big things for Flashguns’ – The Independent
‘Keep an eye on this lot’ – NME
Flashguns release their new single ‘Passions Of A Different Kind’ on the 28th March, through Friends Vs Records. It is taken from their eagerly debut album, due for release in the Summer of 2011.
‘Passions Of A Different Kind’ follows quickly on from the hefty rotation by Radio 1’s Zane Lowe and the widespread blogger hype garnered for last December’s thumping, ‘Come And See The Lights’ single.
Following a support tour with Mona and their own extensive string of headline dates, Flashguns spit out another soaring taster to their debut album of the same title.
Recorded in a dilapidated barn in the bleak winter of rural Somerset, ‘Passions of a Different Kind’ contrasts that starkness with a huge guitar-driven punch. Produced by Luke Smith (Foals) and Barney Barnicott (Arctic Monkeys, Temper Trap), it’s a moody, euphoric sound, guided by the vocals of Sam Felix Johnston.
Having spent the best part of 2010 holed up in their remote studio, Flashguns are keen to spend 2011 out on the road, showcasing the songs they have pored over and shedding the shackles of those close confines. These songs were made with more than Flashguns’ own company in mind, and this second step in their introduction is a telling indication of just how vast a space it could fill.
Dananananaykroyd Support Tour:
25th February – Middlesbrough – Uncle Alberts
26th February – Dundee – Doghouse Sun
27th February – Aberdeen – Cafe Drummond
1st March – Cambridge – Haymakers
2nd March – Southampton – Joiners
3rd March – Bath – Moles
4th March – Sheffield – The Harley
5th March – Liverpool – Shipping Forecast
9th March – Louisiana, Bristol
10th March – The Horn, St Albans
11th March – The Hop, Wakefield
12th March – West End Centre, Aldershot
14th March – The Boileroom, Guildford
15th March – The Jericho, Oxford
16th March – The Roadmender, Northampton
17th March – Plugged Inn, Sunderland
18th March – Inside Out, Darlington
19th March – Mad Ferret, Preston
20th March – Fruit, Hull
21st March – Bodega Social, Nottingham
22nd March – HMV Institute, Birmingham
23rd March – Lexington, London
24th March – The Hope, Brighton
25th March – The Sumo, Leicester
26th March – JJ’s, Hemel Hempstead