Flipron is a psychedelic indie pop band currently based in Somerset. Formed in the mid 90s by singer/songwriter Jesse Budd (AKA Billy Shinbone).
Signed to Tiny Dog Records, they have released four albums and numerous singles since 2004, & toured in the UK, Europe & the USA.
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Charles Shaar Murray/Observer Music Monthly
Fronted by singer/ songwriter / multi-instrumentalist Jesse Budd, they plough a furrow intriguingly distant from most of the contemporary cliché zones.....his songs evoke both Jacques Brels Disque Bleu angst and Ray Davies off hand anecdotalism. His hyper literate, densely rhymed lyrics- ‘My head and my heart fought like brothers torn apart/ I got Cained and completely un-Abel’ - would not have shamed either Elvis Costello or Ian Dury at their freshest and Stiffest. The colours and textures his various instruments - guitar, harmonica, mandolin, accordion - bring to a basic four -piece line-up create far richer soundscapes than those of your average group. From zippy lap steel-driven instrumentals (Skeletons on Holiday”) to affecting exercises in suburban pastoralism (‘Hanging Round the Lean-to with Grandad’) via sinister tales of drunkenness and cruelty (‘Raindrops Keep Falling on the Dead’), Flipron deliver extreme variety. ****
“… a brilliantly upbeat collection of musical dolly mixtures that instantly lifts any doom and gloom in a way that few new albums can accomplish.” …
5/5 -Album of the Week
“There's a disregard for creative limits going on here, and it's warping expectations of what we can expect from live music. ...I don't even know who I am after these brilliant bastards have played.”
“… Stunning. This man’s songs are contagious!” …
Album of the Year
"...woozy bohemian pop massacre...brilliant but frankly unclassifiable.”
“ … Glastonbury’s macabre funsters are at the top of their game. With great writing and such a clear musical identity, you just have to smile and submit to their charms”…
"..Ultimately Gravity Calling is a damn near perfect record."
"Flipron could become the house band on the ghost ship in the next instalment of Pirates of the Caribbean. Someone tell Johnny Depp. "
The Sunday Express
“Flipron belong in that elite band of oh-so-witty English rascals that includes Madness, Squeeze & early XTC”