New Band of The Day: Flash Fiktion
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A lot can change in five years, and that’s certainly the case for indie three-piece Flash Fiktion. The years following their inception have seen the band transform from indie scamps into hardened miserablists. In 2009 the band were born, and after a healthy diet of The Klaxons and Friendly Fires, grew into a well-oiled indie dance machine. Despite its sour lyrics, the band’s 2012 single ‘Starry Glow’ came with a wealth of optimism. In a particularly dreamy track, eccentric synth melodies are propped up by an effortlessly catchy bass riff. We don’t know what happened following their debut, but Flash Fiktion have since entered the moody adolescent phase of their existence. 'Baptized' is a significant departure from their previous material, trading upbeat effervescence for atmospheric melancholia. The noir vocals of Dexter O are well suited to the darker instrumentation and grant the song a dramatic flair. There are plenty of reasons for Flash Fiktion to be positive right now, but perhaps its best we let them mope a little longer. After all, the band's pessimistic reincarnation is seriously good.