Lick Your Fingers If You Like It
Inspired by band such as Arctic Monkeys, Bloc Party, Interpol, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Libertines and Franz Ferdinand, art-punkers Flakes are a band currently based between London (United Kingdom) and Patras (Greece). Consisting of Yodashe, flop guitarist Jarvis, flip guitarist Stam, bassist Velli and drummer Nath4niel, Flakes' music is a mix of angular sonics with pop structures. The band came together and recorded their first demo in 2006, followed by fiery live performances in Greece and the UK during 2007-2008. In July 2008 while being in the studio for the recordings of their debut album "Lick Your Fingers, If You Like It" the band was selected to perform in Exit Festival (Novi Sad, Serbia) for MTV ADRIA's Live Music Stage. Just a few weeks before, the band had been invited by DJ-producer Dousk to participate as guest musicians in his second album "Kind Of Human" (Klik Records, 2008). Flakes' debut album was released in Greece and Cyprus on the 20th of October 2008 by Inner Ear Records. The album features spiky, punk guitars, drumming exhibiting un-typical indie sharpness and screaming, bluesy, provocative vocal worlds that establish the band's artistic direction trying to merge diverse influences into a hybridized alternative soundscape.