Liverpool quintet The Little Flames release their new single Isobella through Deltasonic Records on 26h March. Available as a limited seven inch, digital download and CD, Isobella is the follow up to their previous single Put Your Dukes Up John, which was covered and used by The Arctic Monkeys as a b-side. In fact, the band are such big fans of The Little Flames that they have invited the Liverpudlians to join them on tour several times, including their first run of secret gigs last week.
Its early days, but The Little Flames already have admirers in the press; NME described their sound as brilliant, sashaying, indie strummery, The Fly proclaimed the band to be cool as fuck with red hot tunes to match and The Sunday Times branded their music as irresistible.
Buy Isobella here
The Little Flames is Eva Petersen (lead vocals), Mat Gregory (guitar), Miles Kane (guitar & vocals), Joe Edwards (bass & vocals) and Greg Mighall (drums). Brought together by mutual friends, they hit it off immediately. Mat Gregory recounts that fateful event; One night, we ended up back at this dingy basement flat by the park, we just stayed up all night wired, trying to keep warm, playing as fast as we could. We had this seventies Casio keyboard with a drum machine and some horrible, cheap rusty stringed guitars. The flat above was abandoned, so we cranked everything up and it began kicking off. Wed only been together about eighteen hours. It was proper chaos. After listening back to the end of the recording, we put together an early version of Goodbye Little Rose, which went on to be our first single
The band soon came to the attention of Deltasonic kingpin, Alan Wills, who immediately found them room at his stable alongside The Coral, The Zutons and The Dead 60s. The Little Flames have spent the last few months recording their debut album The Day Is Not Today (out in the summer), working alongside producers Central Nervous System (Dead 60s) and later with Tore Johannsen (Franz Ferdinand, The Cardigans) at the famous Gulan Studios in Malmo, Sweden.
Live Dates in March
Thurs 15th Manchester Jabez Clegg
Friday 16th Cambridge The Loft
Sat 17th Wolves Little Civic
Mon 19th Coventry Colleseum
Tues 20th Bristol Louisiana
Weds 21st London Barfly
Fri 23rd Hertford Marquee
Sat 24th Southampton Lennons
Sun 25th Luton Live Lounge
Tue 27th Huddersfield Tokyo – Club NME
Weds 28th Glasgow Barfly
Thurs 29th Sunderland The Voodo Room
Fri 30th Liverpool Barfly
Sat 31st Nottingham Social