Few bands launch as explosively as Flawes. Bolting from the blocks straight on to radio within a mere three months of forming. The reaction to their initial releases was instant. BBC Introducing played lead track ‘Don’t Wait For Me’ and, to Flawes’ astonishment, it was made Record of the Week on Radio 1, reached No.8 on Spotify’s viral chart and was chosen to soundtrack trailers for the hit US TV series Lie To Me. The next two years was a blur of shows, songwriting, airports and festival appearances.
Flawes consists of Josh Carruthers - Vocals & Keys, Freddie Edwards - Guitar and Josh Hussey - Drums. The three of them have an undeniable chemistry and way to glue their sounds and talents into one cohesive, unique genre.
Fickle Friends have added their tropical spin to Flawes’ latest single ‘Here To Stay’ with a remix, released via Red Bull Records. Mutual fans of one another, the two bands met via their producer and have been looking for an opportunity to collaborate since.
Already an example of blissed-out pop at it’s finest, ‘Here To Stay’ saw Flawes take on an even bolder, sleeker and defiantly uplifting sound than ever before. Fickle Friends have added their unique sound to the mix, transforming the song into an infectious, pumping tropical bop.
We’re big fans of Fickle Friends, so it’s awesome that we’ve been able to collaborate on our track! The process worked really smoothly and we’re all super happy with the twist they’ve put on the song””
‘Here To Stay’ followed the Huddersfield and London boys’ previous tracks this year ‘Don’t Count Me Out’, ‘When We Were Young’ and ‘Look No Further’ all of which have been gathering critical acclaim from around the world since their release. This comes after their self-imposed 18 months out of the limelight to immerse themselves in writing and recording to nail to sound they wished to define them.
UPDATE! Flawes recently announced their debut album "Highlights" will be out January 31. This announcement comes as they release another new single with ROZES called "Ghost Town"
“Ghost Town is about being stuck in a relationship where convenience has been put ahead of love in terms of importance. All the excitement, passion and friendship has expired and the relationship itself left resembling a Ghost Town.” says JC.
A duet with American singer/songwriter ROZES, ‘Ghost Town’ features a plethora of upbeat layers and textures that contradict yet compliment the lyrics’ somber theme, giving the track a great energy whilst still retaining its sincerity.
On working with ROZES the band said:
“We finished the song originally with no feature on it and then felt it needed the other person’s perspective on the relationship too. As soon as we heard ROZES sing the second verse it made so much more sense and the song came alive! It was great working with her and on the music video shoot out in Philadelphia too. We can’t wait to perform it live with her one day!."
On working with Flawes, ROZES said:
"Ghost town is such a haunting and emotional song. I’m so excited to be collaborating with Flawes on this because it is the perfect mix of raw & real with vulnerable & energetic. I had so much fun working with and hanging out with Flawes during the creation of this song and music video. They have so much talent and passion going into their work, and I can’t wait for the world to hear it”
Here's the brand new video for "Ghost Town":