Monday is here again, and though the heatwave may be over – we hope you’re all still having an incredible summer! To kick off your Monday morning, we’ve got a brand new Track of the Week from BIMM Berlin Band, The Flavians. Check it out…
What was the inspiration behind your track?
We usually like to draw inspiration from something mundane and ordinary, and then let our fantasy evolve into something different; that’s how this story came about.
What did your songwriting process involve?
Liam had a riff he played during rehearsal, it was the kind of song that we jammed a lot and then we just sort of realised that it sounds quite groovy. That’s when we started to sit down and talk about the structure.
What do you try and do differently, to make your sound stand out?
Like everyone else we emulate and both consciously and un-consciously take things from artists we admire, but throughout that process, things change because of our uniqueness as human beings. As bland as it sounds, what makes us special are the fact that we are who we are.
Describe your sound in 3 words…
Slippery slope music.
Are there any particular artists that inspired you whilst writing the track?
Letting Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys play on repeat definitely made us think about vocal harmonies, and we were also trying to capture the weirdness and energy from acts like Modest Mouse.
What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?
Contacts and tutors for sure, It’s also nice to meet people from different cultures and backgrounds and sort of bond musically, but ultimately it’s the many industry-people you meet and the knowledge you gain.
How has BIMM helped you develop as an Artist?
We all developed in different ways I suppose, but I can definitely say that BIMM helped us to be more professional as a band and as individual musicians.
What’s the best bit of music advice you’ve been given?
Always have a plan and a purpose for both your music and yourself as a musician and person
Anything exciting coming up you can share?
In Sept/Oct, we are releasing our second single called ‘Non Stop Fun’. It’s sort of a sarcastic title since the story is everything but fun, unless you have some sick sense of humour. We are also playing a lot of live shows in Berlin around that time.
Long term we are working on our debut album called ‘Ordinary People In an Ordinary World’ that we are going to release early summer 2019.