Photo by: Tobias Humble
The Flavians - 25.06.2021
With the fairground ride of 2020 behind us all, The Flavians, emerging from the rubble, begin their next chapter with the release of their latest self-titled EP.
Recorded and produced in their newly renovated ‘Flave Cave’; a turn of the century Kreuzberg cellar beneath the former studio of ‘Tangerine Dream’, the five track EP channels the throes of our new world order with five warm, grainy and upbeat songs about the pangs of youth and the jolt of growing up.
Their last and most intimate single, ‘Black Bat’, is a waltzing, sentimental story that touches on the pain and uncertainty that comes with being in an entangled, ambivalent relationship. When you’re questioning how you got here, but can’t imagine it being any other way, the ‘Black Bat’ is the analogous blanket of velvet depression that we cocoon ourselves in when faced with the challenges of modern life.
With a powerful vocal performance that glides over layers of whirring strings and vocal harmonies, Black Bat stands out as one of the band's most introspective releases to date.
Forming in Berlin in 2017, the band is made up of Swedes Joakim Jägerhult (drums) and Liam Blomqvist (vocals & guitar), Czech, Anna Vaverková (vocals & keys) and Brit, Thomas Wills (vocals & bass). Drawing inspiration from the warm, nostalgic sounds of the Sixties and the frantic, hedonistic energy of Berlin, the band blends three distinct voices with psychedelic guitar textures, barroom piano and pounding drums to create surreal yet grounded, accessible, melodic and experimental songs.
Since their inception, the band has been packing out shows in their adoptive hometown of Berlin with subsequent headline and support tours of Germany with bands such as Catfish and the Bottlemen and Ten Tonnes.
The band also spent the Summer of 2019 with a run of dates at festivals such as Glastonbury and Reeperbahn Festival. In 2020, they independently released their debut album ‘Ordinary People in an Ordinary World’.
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