Wednesday 29 March 2023

NEW #72 Flip Top Head


How about a seven piece from Brighton playing jazz post rock with a hint of experimental punk? Well that’s today’s latest selection on Breaking More Waves.

Welcome to the world of Flip Top Head, who describe themselves as orchestral cult rock.

Their debut shape shifting song Seventh Bell Number was released back in February and has hints of Black Country New Road insofar as you’re never quite sure what it’s going to do next. Unpredictability can often be a mess, but in this case it works. The mix of beefy trombone, guitars and the wonderfully named Bowie Bartlett’s haunting vocal that sings of giving back his eyes mix well together. 

Yet this is only their first song, so who knows what comes next? The internet can provide clues of course, with live footage on YouTube showing that their other songs also feature the male vocals of the equally brilliantly named Bertie Beer.

Sitting far outside the mainstream, Flip Top Head certainly won’t be winning over lots of Ed Sheeran fans. But for those who like their music a bit more out there, they might just be your new favourite band.

Flip Top Head - Seventh Bell Number

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