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Flying Ibex - You Dared Me

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You Dared Me
Something Was Cured

Limited edition (250 copies) 7" transparent vinyl with download code.

From their beginnings as the house band at a commune of artists in south London, improvising to silent films and theatre pieces, Flying Ibex have progressed through a sea of influences including African tapes, Brazilian Maracatu and analogue gear. The band emerged at the end of 2012 with their debut album Travel in Dangerous Places ("Immensely pretty... I'm smitten with this record" Tom Ravenscroft). Largely the solo work of Barnaby Keen, the album laid out the songwriting and arrangement blueprint for what was to come - the polyrhythmic grooves, deceptively simple harmonies and wandering melodies of that record are in full bloom on this new material. The tracks, taken from the band's forthcoming second album, see Flying Ibex grow beyond the solo talents of Barnaby Keen and fully incorporate the skills of bassist Nathaniel Keen and drummer Dave De Rose, who between them sport a list of collaborations including Mark Ronson, Andreya Triana, Moloko, Sound Species and Electric Jalaba, amongst other projects.

"You Dared Me" is a heavy slice of echoed-out, tropical, dub-influenced indie with more hooks that velcro, whilst "Something Was Cured" lets loose at higher tempos with shifting syncopations underpinning a killer vocal.

The band have been featured on Goldflake Paint, Foxy Digitalis, This Kid Is A Problem, Electronic Beats and Tapemixtape; and they've received radio support from Amazing Radio, BBC 6Music and XFM. This single premiered on NYC blog Beats Per Minute on April 9th.