After two critically acclaimed EPs, Flyying Colours offer up their debut album Mindfullness. Residing in a dream-world that sits somewhere between psych, indie, grunge and shoegaze, the Australian band's beautifully dynamic new offering showcases their talent for uniting a delicate vocal melody with a satisfying thick wall of abrasive drums and guitars.
Leading track and first single "It's Tomorrow Now" further stirs the melting pot. Kicking off with a chaotic looped squeal, the knockout punch of the frenzied opening riff and steady, driving drums sets the bar high for the nine tracks that are to follow. "Long Holiday" echoes the sun-tinged indie of the ‘90s, layered with ethereal harmonies and languid, hazy guitars, whilst the phenomenal 1987 is punchy and playful; reminiscent of the intelligent garage-indie of Broken Social Scene.
Fuzzy psychedelic track "Mellow" is reverb-drenched, punctuated by distant vocals and dense sonic guitars. The post-rock drone of "Roygbiv" comes next, and "Sun Hail and Rain's" continuous percussive drive and grooving bassline allows the perfectly aligned male/female vocals to shimmer. Title track "Mindfullness" employs a post-punk sway, buzzing with distorted guitars and power chords.