With a distinctively unique style, and a great eye for a melody, Fly Flamingo are an act to keep watching as we head into 2017. We grabbed the duo for a quick chat about their most recent outing "Take Me."
When did you both decide to make music together? Were you already friends before the hook up happened?
REUBEN: It's actually been quite a few years now, we collaborated and released music under different aliases a few times.
JON: It was really a natural progression from spending lots of time in the studio and together, and talking shop.
Do you both have different ways of writing or do you work on everything as a pair?
REUBEN: Jon is a much better songwriter than I am, so often he’ll start an idea then we’ll progress it together. I generally handle the boring engineering and mixdowns (not boring, lol).
JON: We have very different writing styles but similar tastes, we also bring different qualities to the whole production process.
What prompted the alias Fly Flamingo?
JON: Reuben and I were watching David Attenborough and this crocodile was rolling up on the flamingos and I was like “Oh shit, fly Flamingo!”
What do you find exciting about the music scene right now?
REUBEN: The ‘anything goes, weirder the better’ mentality.
JON: The thing that excites me about the scene right now is the prospect of fame and fortune! I can’t wait to become the next Bruce Wayne.
Your new single features Bliss on vocals – are you keen to work together again?
JON: Very keen to work with Bliss again, she’s a very talented singer! She’s also a talented DJ who;s waaaay better than us, and also a great cook! She’s also my girlfriend. Hi babe, thanks for the singing, love you!
What or who are your current inspirations?
JON: RL Grime, Zeds Dead, Ace of Bass
Is the next single on the way? If so, is it in a similar style to “Take Me”?
REUBEN: Yes we have more songs haha, we have a few on the horizon ranging from radio to full on facewarp trap.