Natasha Youngs, co-founder of Brighton indie retailer Resident Music, on Flamingods' Paradise Drive
I’m always up for a bit of crazed psych-rock energy and it goes down a treat with Resident customers too. Flamingods bring it in spades. Well, actually they bring it in psychedelic loops, with restless noise and infectious energy.
New single Paradise Drive is a splendid introduction to their sun-drenched yet somehow nocturnal, mystic and hypnotic grooves. It sounds like the kind of record you’d imagine the Fat White Family would make if they acid tripped back to the Middle East in the ’70s and has a party in the desert at sunset.
I’ve been a fan since the London/Bahrain group’s 2013 debut, Sun. Live, they build a frenzied dance party and I’ve danced like an idiot to them a few times, most recently at their awesome set at Mutations Festival in Portslade where they were joined onstage by Snapped Ankles.
When Moshi Moshi offered our Dinked [record shop] collective the opportunity to work on their new record Levitation, we jumped at the chance. I was really keen to help spread the word on this band. The limited Dinked Edition is going to make this record shine even brighter!
Now I can’t wait to have it blasting on the shop stereo…