Soaring indie-pop trio Flawes released their highly anticipated debut album ‘Highlights’ via Red Bull Records on January 31. It’s been an exciting 3 years for the London-based band, having bolted before there was even a block to do so from, they were picked up by Radio 1 before ever having performed live. After the two years of incessant touring that followed (including shows with Ella Eyre, Maximo Park Francis and the lights, Chloe Howl and Safia), the band took a step back, re calibrated, and crafted the sound that would go on to define them. Their debut album ‘Highlights’ is the musical embodiment of this; the band’s sonic evolution over the years. The result is a collection of the very best of their bolder, sleeker and defiantly uplifting sound, tailor-made for both dancefloors and festival fields.
“It has to be the London Marathon! We’re all pretty keen on running, and love the buzz it brings to the city every year. JC was scheduled to run it last year but had to pull out due to an injury, but one day we’ll cross the finish line as a band…” – Flawes
“The best place to get a drink after midnight is The Bar With No Name – Highbury Corner. It’s a little discreet cocktail bar with a live pianist usually open till around 2am. Great spot for a night cap.” – Flawes
“We all love trainers, and Soho has a pretty good selection for shoe shops! Check out End Clothing if you’re ever there.” – Flawes
“Banquet Records in Kingston is an awesome shop. They really support artists and put on loads of gigs. We played an in store performance there recently and had a great time.” – Flawes
“The best local restaurant is Cafe Z in Stoke Newington – They do the best breakfast in East London and the menu is never ending so you’ll always find something to sort your hangover out.” – Flawes