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ARTIST
TITLE
Flamingo Pier
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
SNDW 140LP SNDW 140LP
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RELEASE DATE
8/13/2021

Serving up euphoric disco hooks, to classic house choruses and forays into Latin funk, Balearic, and psychedelia -- New Zealand collective Flamingo Pier are set to release their debut self-titled album. In 2019 and 2020 they released two widely lauded EPs on Soundway Records, garnering support from Maribou State, Tim Sweeney, BBC 6 Music DJs, The Blessed Madonna, and JD Twitch, to name a few. They wrote most of the album together in 2020 in South Auckland. Musicians from the tightly knit local scene swung through to contribute to the recording, including fellow Soundway act Julien Dyne on drums, as well as saxophonist Nathan Haines. The self-titled album draws from the band's wide-ranging taste, as well as what they've been playing in order to keep spirits up. Channeling classic emotive house, to disco, Afro and jazz funk on their debut album, Flamingo Pier cite a wide range of musical influences such as Khruangbin, Roisin Murphy, Peven Everett, house legends Masters at Work and Brazilian artist Tim Maia. This translates into an uplifting but nostalgic current running throughout the album -- reflecting on last chances, soul-searching and longing for the carefree days of the dance floor. RIYL: Psychemagik, Jayda G, Tame Impala, Earthboogie, Todd Terje, Joey Negro.