Introducing: Flawes

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introducing new yorkshire band artist

From Huddersfield. Minimal, dark, synth-laden.
But still pop.

YOUR NAME: Josh Carruthers
BAND NAME: FLAWES
WHAT DO YOU DO/PLAY? Singer + Keyboards
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TOGETHER AS A BAND/PLAYING MUSIC? We’ve been together for just over 2 years but we’ve all been playing our instruments since we were kids.

GIVE US 3 REASONS WHY WE SHOULD TRACK DOWN, LISTEN AND DISCOVER YOUR MUSIC?
Its something fresh and different for alternative pop fans. We’re releasing music we love and are really proud of. We’re from Yorkshire!

WHERE DO YOU SOUND BEST – FESTIVAL, CLUB, BEDROOM – OR SOMEWHERE ELSE?
We played a gig on a yacht a couple weeks ago in the middle of the Mediterranean sea, that seemed to go down well. So lets go with yacht.

flawes interview huddersfield bandWHAT WAS YOUR FIRST…
RECORD? Jeff Buckley – Grace
CD? Oasis – (Whats the Story) Morning Glory
DOWNLOAD? (I had to quickly check my iTunes) Sting – Brand New Day

“Ask me that question in two album’s time”

SO, WHEN IT ALL GOES RIGHT AND YOU’VE GOT A MANSION AND A SUPERMODEL GIRL/BOYFRIEND, WHAT WILL BE YOUR BIGGEST MUSICAL INDULGENCE?
It would be awesome to record with a full orchestra on a track at some point. I imagine that would be pretty special. Or we could do a ‘Bon Iver’ and build a studio in the middle of nowhere and disappear there for six months to write and record the next album in total isolation.

SO, WHEN IT ALL GOES WRONG AND YOU’VE ACRIMONIOUSLY BROKEN UP CITING HUGE MUSICAL DIFFERENCES, WHAT DO YOU FALL BACK ON?
I used to be a tennis coach before doing music full time so I guess I would attempt to go back to that.

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CITE SOME INTER-BAND MUSICAL DIFFERENCES…
We tend to be on the same page a lot of the time, so nothing really springs to mind. Sorry. Ask me that question in another two album’s time and let’s see if it’s the same answer.

WHO ARE YORKSHIRE’S FINEST IN CULTURE, SPORT AND MUSIC?
Culture = I think the obvious answer is David Hockney.
Sport = Our hometown team and recently promoted Huddersfield Town.
Music = Arctic Monkeys.

“Keep it straight to the point”

NAME YOUR SUPERGROUP – WHO’S PLAYING WHAT AND WHO’S ON VOCALS?
I’m not entirely sure how it will sound but probably…
Jeff Buckley – Vocals
John Mayer – Guitar + backing vocals
Carter Beauford – Drums

GO SEE THIS FILM: The Departed
GO READ THIS BOOK: Kill Your Friends – John Niven
GREAT LOST BAND/ARTIST: Athlete
WOULDN’T BE CAUGHT DEAD SUPPORTING: Based purely on the fact that we’d probably get booed off for being too chilled, Slayer or Iron Maiden.
LONDON, L.A OR LEEDS?: L.A.

AND FINALLY… AS YOU LEAVE THE STAGE, WHAT ARE YOUR PARTING WORDS?
I usually keep it straight to the point and go with: “Thank you so much. We’ve been FLAWES. We’ll see you very soon.”

FLAWES’ new single ‘Forever’ is out now on Red Bull Records

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