TUNE Flamingods - Vimana
Flamingods release new single ‘Vimana’ on Shape Records and is taken from their second album ‘Hyperborea’ (also out 21st July).
Flamingods are a five piece multi-instrumental experimental band originally started by Kamal Rasool in late 2009 as a bedroom project. Their sound is partly made up from percussion instruments acquired during Rasool’s travels to places like Tanzania and the Amazon. Flamingods released debut album ‘Sun’ in 2013 on Art Is Hard Records and last summer they were picked to play festivals such as Latitude and Green Man. Based in Brixton, ‘Hyperborea’ was written with none of the members in the same room. Due to new Visa laws founding member Kamal was forced out of the UK, which led to band members sharing audio files back and forth across the internet.
Live: The band head out on a small European tour in July before heading back to the UK for Knee Deep Festival 1st Aug, Sticky Mikes, Brighton, 7th Aug, The Lexington, London, 8th Aug, plus Leeds, Glasgow and Cardiff dates.
“…fusing together Asian polyphonic textures, African rhythms, and the occasional pop sensibility into something of a freak-folk blush.” The 405