• Inbound: Flecks

    There is an intimacy inherent in Flecks’ understated, atmospheric songs – enveloping sonic warmth that’s an invitation to lean closer; to listen beyond the quintet’s instrumental weave and hear what whispered reflections await to be deciphered. The members have converged from various musical outfits and endeavours, uniting with an ease that manipulates the auditory sense; slowly coating the listener in an aural glaze like the honey that seems to glisten on Freya Monks’ vocals. Soft, insistent percussion pushes and pulls the band along – both a quickened heartbeat and a measured pulse behind the tonal undercurrents and lyrical disclosures. Their…

  • Stream: Flecks – Girl EP

    Dublin five-piece Flecks‘ debut EP Girl is a four-track statement of intent, keenly balanced between feverish Summertime synth-pop (‘Girl’ and ‘Distance=Distance’ and more ruminating, wonderfully darkly efforts in EP highlight ‘Objects of Desire’ and ‘Fear’. At once yearning and hopeful, it serves as a finely produced, sublimely restrained opening gambit from an Irish outfit we suspect will well and truly make their mark. Stream Girl below.