FLASH BANG BAND
flashbangband < @t >yahoo.co.uk HISTORY Flash Bang Band began life as Andy Halliday & Len Winstanely's home studio electronic music project in Brighton, UK in 2009. After failing to satisfy the performance needs or functioning as any kind of vehicle for letting of steam, due largely to the fact that insects and walls were the only audience, the project left the room and grew legs in cyber space, wondering around Gumtree to find a gang.
FLASH BANG BAND
Grandaddy are an American indie pop band formed in Modesto, California in 1992 by singer/guitarist/keyboardist Jason Lytle, bassist Kevin Garcia, and drummer Aaron Burtch; although a noisy, lo-fi approach characterized early recordings like 1994's Complex Party Come Along Theories, with the 1995 additions of guitarist Jim Fairchild and keyboardist Tim Dryden the group's sound expanded exponentially over the course of subsequent efforts including the unreleased Don't Sock the Tryer and the 1996 EP A Pretty Mess By This One Band.
Captain are an English band from London, UK, who formed in early 2005. They perform a range of alternative pop songs, getting their musical influences from groups such as the Smashing Pumpkins, The Beach Boys, My Bloody Valentine and The Cure. The band was signed to EMI achieving minor chart success in 2006 with their singles Broke and Glorious, which reached numbers 34 and 30, respectively on the UK Top 40. Their début album, This Is "Hazelville," reached number 23 on the UK Albums Chart.
The band is known for their lush, multi-layered, psychedelic arrangements, spacey lyrics and bizarre song and album titles (e.g. "Psychiatric Explorations of the Fetus With Needles", "Free Radicals (A Hallucination of the Christmas Skeleton Pleading with a Suicide Bomber)" and Yeah, I Know It's a Drag... But Wastin' Pigs Is Still Radical). They are also acclaimed for their elaborate live shows, which feature costumes, balloons, puppets, video projections, complex stage light configurations, giant hands...
..Like the feeling you get from thinking about infinity for too long, or worrying about asteroids striking the earth as you stand there washing dishes.
Their new EP 'Atlas' contains songs about disgruntled mythical figures, comforting attitudes about the universe, and exploding planets.
some of The Horses of Instruction have also appeared as part of The Gresham Flyers and Telley