Fresh from their huge UK and European tour, London alt-pop band Flawes released their debut album, Highlights, on 31 January, alongside the title track.
“The song ‘Highlights’ explores our relationship with social media, and how in certain instances it can affect real life relationships and the real world in a negative way. I tend to always overthink situations, so it’s a cynical look on this that builds up to the line ‘Nothing’s real but no one needs to know’.”
After being picked up by Radio 1 before ever having performed live, the band toured constantly for two years, then took a step back, re-calibrated and created their defining sound, embodied by ‘Highlights’. The collection is made for dance floors and festivals – it’s defiantly uplifting, bolder and sleeker.
The band said: “Highlights represents the journey we’ve taken as a band over the last three years. Our sound has naturally evolved and we couldn’t be happier with where it has ended up. These 12 songs are quite literally the highlights from the writing process.”
Headline Shows 2020:
01/02/20 – Banquet Records, Kingston (Album release instore)
05/02/20 – Jumbo Records, Leeds (Album release instore)
31/3/20 – London, Omeara
01/04/20 – Manchester, The Castle
02/04/20 – Poetry Club, Glasgow
Adam combines his interest in Leeds with a flair for writing discovered back in school days. He says he’ll tackle any topic as long as it’s Leeds.