It’s not easy to shove Flamingods into a box; to pin them down with a pithy description. “So they’re a bit like Goat?” is the standard response to our efforts. Well, kind of but… not exactly.
With instruments from Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia, Turkey, Japan and Tanzania they’re about as ethnically diverse as you get. They also have two drummers — that’s the best bit. At times it’s a percussive free-for-all though, with members swapping seats and taking turns to smash the hell out of the kit.
So… not easy to describe. We can’t even pronounce their name (gods on fire or godlike flamingos, depending on which syllable you stress). We CAN tell you that they nailed it when they played Brighton Youth Centre on the Alternative Escape in May. A vibrant, joyous festival highlight for those few kids in the know.
Their new LP, ‘Majesty’, is out on Friday 9th June, and you can check them out precisely a month later at The Hope and Ruin. See if you can do a better job of categorising them than us.
The Hope and Ruin, Fri 8th July 2016, £8.80 inc fees