The barbarians of Rock and Roll are at it again. London based Flare Voyant’s latest release is like the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. We knew they were good, but it keeps getting better. MQS Records released their debut 4 track EP today, which is produced by the legendary Chris Kimsey. Ya, you heard that right; the same guy who worked with rock legends like Peter Frampton, Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones. If that doesn’t perk your ears up I don’t know what will.
Take a look at their music video for Ephemeral Romance here:
All members are heavily influenced by 60s and 70s greats including the Faces, Jeff Beck and James Brown, which definitely comes through in their music. Their tracks are soulful, groovy and super sensual- who couldn’t get into a sound like that? The 4-track EP contains songs with varying themes. Borders is politically tinted with it’s focus on the world’s powers at be closing their borders and growing xenophobia worldwide. Ephemeral Romance, which was previously released, is a love song full of raw soul and funk, while So Contextual is about letting yourself get lost in the moment. My favourite number is Empty Soul. It has a distinctly raw and soulful sound with strong sensual French vibes through the incorporation of texts from the singer’s book, “Un Pas Vers l’Âme”- it’s absolutely sublime. Take a listen for yourself.
If you have a serious appetite for classic rock and roll re-mastered (and who doesn’t?), check out their new EP: http://hyperurl.co/8t9orh
See my previous review and interview with Flare Voyant here:
If you’re based around London you can attend their launch event upcoming Sunday the 19th: https://www.facebook.com/events/176430076243612/
All photos by Sonia Shahid, except for the live shots. Artwork created by Gian Paolo La Barbera.
Review written by Isabella Moulton– a stylist and designer by day, and aesthetic aficionado by night. For inquiries, please contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org | Keep it groovy <3