Set to create an impact all of its own, we now have the soundtrack for the moment when Newton was struck by that infamous falling apple - it’s Flipron’s fantastic third album, the Rat Scabies produced ‘Gravity Calling’.
The album gives you blues, glam-tinged rock’n’roll, 60’s psychedelia and a whole lot more, all subtly woven around Flipron’s unique brand of pop from another planet.
‘Gravity Calling’ is produced by legendary Damned drummer Rat Scabies, and mixed by David M Allen, producer of some of The Cure’s biggest hits. It was mixed on a one-off vintage 70’s desk, originally hand made for producer Conny Plank, the audio wizard behind many classic Krautrock albums.
The album’s 12 punchy tracks are cleverly written odes to human failings large and small, the search to understand them and to live with their unavoidable presence. These lyrics are notable not only for the sheer range and scale of their imagery, being intimate and epic by turns, but also for the wry humour that pervades throughout.
Sonically, the band have taken a new angle with this album. ‘Gravity Calling’ is a more focused, confident record. As frontman/songwriter Jesse Budd says: “It’s like a hot rod version of the Flipron sound. A sort of go-faster, spangly paint-job version with big fat tyres. Pimp my Flipron, basically…”
“ … what a great album…they are a talent! … Alison Wenham (CEO, AIM)
“ … Glastonbury’s macabre funsters are at the top of their game … great writing”… Music Week
“… music hall punks enlist Rat Scabies and go rock! … like a more ramshackle Madness or a punk era Elton John!”… Uncut
“… Stunning. This man’s songs are contagious!” … www.mickmercer.com - Album of the Year
“… a damn near perfect record.” … www.musicomh.com
“… a brilliantly upbeat collection of musical dolly mixtures that instantly lifts any doom and gloom in a way that few new albums can accomplish.” … Belfast Telegraph, 5/5 - CD of the Week
“… their third and best album to date. Hail the kings of zombie pop.” … www.artrocker.tv