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Better Than This - 30.04.2021
Following the previous releases off their upcoming self-titled EP, The Flavians return with their third offering, ‘Better Than This’.
A story of misguided shenanigans in adolescence set to a swirl of Wurlitzer, Hammond organ and harmonies, it sets the scene of an all too familiar past routine.
‘He’ll be your best friend or, your worst nightmare’, warns a fixer. As for the umpteenth time, the malaise of having to navigate a questionable situation to buy another ‘good time’ is in full swing.
‘It won’t get better than this’ touts the dubious dealer, as another group of mismatched delinquents shuffle in like penguins to pick up their next hydroponic stash. ‘Where’s the usual guy?’ They ask. The reply, ‘He’s doing time for stabbing a man from the circus downtown!’ There’s never a dull day in rural Sweden.
Mixed by Robbie Moore of Impression Studios, Berlin (Florence & the Machine, Little Simz) and Mastered by Rupert Clervaux, London, the single will be released in April with the EP released in the summer and distributed digitally by AWAL.
About The Flavians
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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Single #3 Better Than This
Part of EP - The Flavians