With the release of their latest single, Best Friend, out earlier this month, I thought it would be a good opportunity to catch up with the Bradford based band about their latest adventures.
Can you tell us a little bit about the band? Where are you all from and how did you meet?
We’re all a bunch of mates from Bradford, but even when we’re weren’t mates our paths seemed to cross in different musical outfits. Now it seems like we can’t get rid of each other.
If I were to use the phrase “for fans of”, who would you liken yourself to?
Our old manager once wrote a bio on us likening us to the visceral energy of ‘The Fat White Family’ infused with the melodic grooves of ‘Primal Scream’ and ‘The Beta Band’. Now I don’t know much about that, I’d say we’re for fans of people who ‘choose life’.
You recently released your latest single, Best Friend. Can you tell us about what the songs mean to you as a band?
The song is reminiscent of a time before all the lockdown madness an isolation. A time spent with your best friend be it a man, woman, animal or whatever else. For us as a band it is also emotional in an extra sense as we are now taking time away from this project. So it’s a nostalgic look back to the moments we’ve shared.
Is this a hint at more new music on the way?
For the time being no, as we are taking time away from this project to explore new sounds and arts!
Where do you find inspiration for your music?
On the northern fields n moors between the months of late August an early November.
Who produces your music? How do you find working with them?
Lee Smith. His works flows amazing, one second you’re here on a fender Rhodes, next you’re on an AsdaPrice guitar. And that thing he told me about Charlie’s mum, I’ll never forget.
What advice would you give to someone looking to make music?
Discover what makes you tic, what you love, your strengths and weaknesses, and most importantly don’t take advice off anyone. Especially people in bands.
Are there plans to get back on the road when it is safe to do so?
Whenever that’ll be, we shall see. For now TBC.
What is next for Fling?
Well, we’re waiting for all this to blow over before we decide whether or not to take this any further.
Where can we find out more about you?
Don’t wanna mention any names but get ya self down to Bradford, England and witness it. We do our best to put the message across in the videos an music.
Anything you would like to tell us?
Jacks goldfish died today, he’s only regret is not giving them a name before they died. Peace an love.
And with that slightly sad ending, I’d like to thank the band for taking the time to answer my questions and wish them the best with whatever the future shall bring.