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.
Inspired by the Arctic Monkeys, Bloc Party, Interpol, Blur , the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the The Libertines, Editors, The Dears, Bjork, The Killers, The Kooks, Franz Ferdinand and Hard-Fi, art-punkers Flakes are a band currently based between London(United Kingdom) and Patras(Greece).
The band came together in spring 2006 when Yodashe, just a few weeks before moving to London, randomly met Jarvis, resident dj in her favorite indie club in Patras(GR).The band recorded their first demo in August 2006.
Spiky, punk guitars, drumming exhibiting un-typical indie sharpness and screaming, bluesy, provocative vocal worlds have been recorded for the band’s debut album ‘Lick your fingers, If you like it’ (Matrix studios, Noisebox Studios July 2007-june 2008) released in Greece and Cyprus by Inner Ear on the 20th of October 2008 .
The album features songs written during the band’s ‘hot hot hot’ era, when all five members practically shared one flat while rehearsing and recording the demo.‘Lick your fingers,If you like it’ establishes the band’s artistic direction trying to merge diverse influences into a hybridized alternative soundscape.
The release will be followed by a series of concerts in major cities in Greece and the United Kingdom in early 2009.
Flakes have already perfomed in many venuse in Greece and abroad, receiving great feedback and reviews.
Past Events/Gigs include:
Exit Festival 2008 in Novi Sad (Serbia)
Flakes uk were one of the 31 bands selected to perform at the Live Music Stage
(through a contest among 740 bands from all over the world)
Bios Velvet Festival 2008 (with Modrec, The Velvoids)
Kinky Kong,Athens(GR)2008 (with Berlin Brides)
Small Music Theater
Thimomeno portreto, Ioanina,2008 (with Matisse)
Boston Music Rooms,London (Surface Unsigned Festival 2008, with Anison)
Eagle & Tun, Birmingham
Stavros tou Notou, (with Matisse, Closer, zebra tracks)
Roman castle of Patras, Syn youth festival (with Matisse, Vassilikos of Raining Pleasure)
Megaro Galanopoulou, Patra (with Abbie Gale)
They have also collaborated with the producer-dj Dousk (Klik records, Bedrock, Vapour recordings) as guest musicians in the album Kind Of Human (klik records 2008).
Reviews, interviews and photos of the band have been published in the following media: Velvet magazine, Max, LIfO, BLOW, Unit, ?a??d??µ?? (ta nea) ( kathimerini) , ?est magazine, FMM ,Epirus Press.Also at the radios : studio E (Ioanina) , Mojo Radio acoustic set (Patra), Best radio 92.6 Athens, Athens international Radio (Major Tom show).