Since emerging half-formed from the wreckage of an art project gone wrong, London trio flies+flies have been carving out a unique form of experimental rock music, combining electronics, strings, guitar and voice to create distinctly dark and deeply melodic pockets of space.
Following a steady stream of packed live shows (from the suitably claustrophobic setting of a disused East London dentist’s surgery to the main stage of Bristol’s Arc festival), the trio retreated to the studio to begin working on their debut release. The result, Bad Crab Hand, is a perfect embodiment of the flies+flies aesthetic, its sparse textures and sonic pregnancy combining to form an entrancing and mysterious doomsday reverie; the band have dubbed it “rhizomatic pop”.
To visually accompany their debut release, flies+flies teamed up with directing duo Robert Glassford & Daniel Zucco, aka Mr Kaplin.
Song: Bad Crab Hand
Direction, Animation & Design: Mr Kaplin
DOP: Simon Paul (Cross Street Studios)
Camera Assistant: Toby Mckay
RELEASE: 10th March - Limited edition 10" vinyl w. insert print by Nick Roberts // 16th March - digital
"Blessed with the grinding electronic pulse and sexy melancholy of Depeche Mode's finest work, the band give a modern twist to the sound with sudden transitions into acoustic passages, haunting cello and chiming percussion rising up like looming forest trees" - Supajam
"beautiful... playing with methodology and technology but ultimately coming up with something accessible and unpretentious... keep an eye out for them" - Scrolldust