Folksy, Bass-Driven, Genre-Bending American Alt Rock

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Florida natives flipturn boast an already well developed discography of singles ranging from folk influenced guitar bops to more punk-infused garage rock bangers. Their 2017 debut EP Heavy Colors has not only some unique album art, but featured some of their most promising early songs including the singable “Chicago” and the snob-rock “Beep.”

Last year’s EP Something You Needed was exactly that to their growing fanbase featuring more stripped down tracks like the lead “Savannah” which has a more ballad style intro led by the crooning vocals of lead singer Dillon Base, which ultimately builds into a more traditional type of power-pop song albeit still slightly pulled back. The additional bass groove from Madeline Jarman pulls everything together into an even more interesting and genre-bending song.

The sound of flipturn resonates with a lot of similar-sounding indie American bands on the current scene, most notably to my ear are The Backseat Lovers and Hippo Campus, but they also evoke at times the more well-establish Cold War Kids or Houndmouth as possible influences.

If there’s a way to sum up the sound of flipturn, it’s a crowd pleasing blend of rock and folk pulled together by grooving bass lines, but notwithstanding it’s crowd pleasing nature, it still asks a deeper question of the listener. This attribute to force to listener to hear for a deeper and more interesting meaning to their songs is something as identifiable as the aforementioned comparison artists sound.

Check out their recent live performance at Audiotree:

Best Song:

“Poppies” From Something You Needed EP

Honorable Mentions:

“Chicago” From Heavy Colors EP

Savannah” From Something You Needed EP

“Hippies” From Citrona EP

Best Lyric:

“You knew I thought you would be here, You knew I thought you would wait, You knew  that one day I’d wake up, And I’d be too late” – From “Savannah”

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