New Single ‘Rock In Space’ & East Coast Tour Dates!
Flap! are proud to announce the release of their new single ‘Rock in Space’ and its accompanying east coast launch dates. A tale of war, peace, love and astrophysics, ‘Rock in Space’ is the first taste of the Melbournians long awaited yet to be titled second album, due for early 2012 release.
A fiery yet charming ensemble featuring brass, guts, words and skins, Flap! formed during an informal jam at the 2007 Port Fairy Folk Festival. True to those roots they’ve since gone on to become firm festival favorites country wide having torn it up everywhere from Port Fairy to Woodford, Falls, Adelaide Fringe, Apollo Bay, Melbourne Jazz, Rainbow Serpent, the National Folk Festival and many more.
Hot, brassy, and explosive, Flap! have been described as music that is both old and new. A rambunctious collage of 1920’s jazz, English folk, gypsy brass and Trinidadian calypso influences, the end result is something fresh and distinctively Australian.
"Our city's love affair with high-energy, melodic, highly dance-oriented, deconstructed and reconstructed jazz continues. Flap! are at the forefront of this Melbourne sound. I highly, highly recommend this. You will have blisters." - Harry Angus (Cat Empire)
“If you didn’t either dance to the music, laugh with the lyrics, marvel at the instrumental skills or fall in love with one of the singers, then you obviously weren’t there.” - Steve Grant (musical director, CW Stoneking & his Primitive Horn Orchestra).
“I can’t say enough about these guys, except: they’re amazing. GET INTO IT.” - Lisa Dib (The Dwarf)
With a huge summer and 2012 planned (including a 3 month European summer tour) the time is ripe for a new Flap! release. As aforementioned, ‘Rock In Space’ is the first taste of the forthcoming album. Acclaimed musicians in their own right, Flap! are Jess Guille (vocals, banjo-ukulele), Eamon McNelis (vocals / trumpet), Ben Hendry (percussion) and Mark Elton (double-bass).
They will be taking to the road to launch ‘Rock In Space’:
Friday 16th December @ The Joynt, Brisbane
Saturday 17th December @ The Camelot Lounge, Sydney
tickets at www.camelotlounge.com
Friday 23rd December @ The Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
tickets at www.northcotesocialclub.com