For a band whose music so often celebrates the beauty in life’s most challenging moments, even Flawes have had their patience tested in 2020. The dynamic electronic pop trio started the year on a high by fulfilling a life-long ambition with the release of their debut album ‘Highlights’. But events would mean that their big plans for the rest of the year were dashed.
Instead they threw themselves into a flurry of activity. Writing and recording individually yet still collaboratively gave them a refreshed sonic identity, which they today reveal as they share their new single ‘Holding Out For The Win’.
We got a chance to ask the Freddie, JC and Huss some questions, here’s what they had to say.
Who were your musical influences growing up?
Freddie: “We all grew up listening to pretty different genres of music. I’ve always loved the blues as well as classic artists like The Beatles, The Kinks and Stevie Wonder. Huss is a big fan of Hip Hop and is a big Travis Barker fan, and I think it’s fair to say JC has a massively eclectic taste in music! I think the fact that we all have different influences helps with the writing process”.
What has been your best gig?
JC: “We supported the amazing AJR across Europe back in December. I would have to say the very last show of that tour at Manchester Academy was a career highlight. We were on a complete high from the whole tour being such a success and had a lot of our family there too. I can’t wait until it’s safe to go back out and play shows again, playing live is where we feel the most comfortable”.
Can you tell us a bit about your music?
Huss: “I certainly can! We spent a lot of time over the last 6 months writing and recording lots of new music and I can finally tell you that we have a new single coming out on Friday 23th October called ‘Holding Out For The Win’. We’re so so excited, it’s a song that sonically, really defines where flawes are heading and you never know, there might be more new music to follow”.
Can you describe your music in 3 words?
JC: “Feel good, Alt-pop”
Haha that was tricky.
What makes your music stand out?
Freddie: “I think having such a mix of musical influences really helps as each of us brings something unique to the writing process. We’re not trying to sound like anybody else. I also feel like there are less boundaries in music these days; artists don’t feel as pressured to stay confined to a set genre. Machine Gun Kelly just released a Pop Punk album and I think that’s such a cool statement! Artists are writing music they’re not necessarily known for but are ultimately passionate about”.
What are your plans for the rest of 2020?
Huss: “We’ll have some very exciting new music and videos coming out, you should head over to our youtube to watch them (youtube.com/flawes<http://youtube.com/flawes>) and HOPEFULLY we can announce some shows for next year, but that’s all TBC still, as is life at the moment haha”.
If you had to be remembered for one thing apart from your music what would you want it to be?
Freddie: “The name Flawes comes from the idea of embracing your imperfections. We all love the idea that your flaws are what make you who you are so should be celebrated! We want to be remembered for making people feel good about themselves”.
Do you have any gig’s coming up?
JC: “We are desperate to play live again! We have however just announced a World Record Attempt for the most amount of individual live stream performances in 12 hours. We’ll be playing only new songs acoustically to a bunch of our fans. It’s going to be a challenge but I am confident we’ll pull it off”.
By Siân Parker