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October 7th, 2013

If You Buy One Thing This Week: Flightless Birds by Svalbard

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There’s nothing more satisfying when one of the bands we’ve featured as a Future Hits makes good on the promise of their potential, and puts out a release that characterises exactly what it is about them that first caught our attention. Released today on one of our long-time favourite indie labels, Tangled Talk, the new EP from the Bristol-based Svalbard is just that. Chuck those post-hardcore, post-rock, post-bloody-everything labels out the window, because Flightless Birds deserves your full attention, rather than some lazy pigeonhole genre-tags.

Flightless Birds combines the emotionally strung-out vocals that made the #UKSWELL bands such a compelling little scene a few years ago, with a powerful grasp of the sonic walls and barriers of sound that are normally the domain of the most impenetrable of the experimental metal brigade. It’s also out on 7″ vinyl for just £5, making it a bloody bargain choice for If You Buy One Thing This Week as well.

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