• SC&P LIVE: Flies + Flies / Not Quite So / More Tba

  • Wed, 14-08-2019 at 19:30
  • The Waiting Room
    175 Stoke Newington High Street
    N16 0LH London
SC&P LIVE: Flies + Flies / Not Quite So / More Tba - The Waiting Room - London

FREE ENTRY ALL NIGHTFLIES + FLIESflies+flies create their own deviant take on pop music - Dan Griffis’ strange, ghostly ballads find themselves pulled into otherworldly, sound system-ready electronic terrains created by producer and experimental DJ Jake Williams.flies+flies are obsessed with soundtracking ‘empty’ internet transmissions, especially unsecured security cameras from around the world that are disturbingly easily accessible. Often providing a backdrop for their live shows, these scenes mirror the music - simultaneously bleak and playful - the empty spaces offering the possibility for wondrous happenings seen only by those lucky enough to catch them. They have played headline shows for Parallel Lines and Soundcrash, performed at the Wire-curated Drill Festival (with Vessels, Grumbling Fur, Savages, Young Fathers etc) and curated bi-monthly No One’s Watching club night at Dalston art-space SET. NOW has been a vibrant developmental space and saw them play with a diverse selection of burgeoning artists including Curl Recordings’ Lol K, Loraine James, Lia Mice, and Pangaea. flies+flies release Threads on 12 July, the second in a series of singles across 2019 which are the first new releases since their 2017 debut album Spring. This new work was written on residency in London and represents a key shifting point in their recent live sets where the beats switch from a subtly building acid shuffle into a much heavier and stranger place. Over the top fly Dan Griffiths' vocals with lyrics in full weird-ballad mode, narrating strange tails left for the listener to decipher. "Suffocating, disquieting and claustrophobic – yet, somehow, completely irresistible" BBC 6 Music“sounds like Jeff Buckley taking a wrong turn into a Mute-flavoured analogue-electrophonic dystopia.” Misfit City"There's a beautiful edge…artful without succumbing to pretence " Clash“Resoundingly contemporary " Crack"A band bursting with big ideas... genuinely refreshing and new takes" God Is In The TV"Making the apocalypse sound fun" Electronic Sound"Incredible" Huw Stephens