Flamingods are a four piece multi-instrumental band founded in 2009 by Kamal Rasool in Bahrain. Now based in the UK, the band puts focus on exploration and experimentation, often taking influence from different cultures around the world by use of an extensive collection of instruments from as far as Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia, Turkey, Japan and Tanzania.
Described as ethnic pop with elements of noise, psychedelia, tribal and freak folk, the band have long been described as a 'carnival of sound' that has no boundaries. A truly unique sound that has landed them praise from the likes of the BBC, The Guardian and Vice to Dazed & Confused, NME and The Fader.
Having toured Europe and the UK extensively, the band have made a name for themselves in the live music circuit by use of a distinctively vibrant and epic live set that aims to take the bands recorded output to a much grander and explosive scale. A reputation that’s landed them slots at Glastonbury, SXSW, Bestival, Latitude, End Of The Road, Green Man, Field Day and Fusion Festival.
Flamingods have released three albums of lo-fi bedroom recordings via cassette, one remix LP and three studio records, 'Sun' (Art is Hard Records) and 'Hyperborea' (Shape Records) and 'Majesty' (Soundway Records). You can buy the latest album 'Majesty' here: https://lnk.to/flamingodsmajesty
In May 2017 the band released a 4 track EP titled 'Kewali' with Moshi Moshi Records. You can Order the new EP here: http://shop.moshimoshimusic.com/Kewali/
“An explosion of instruments from all over the world and genres that shouldn’t quite go together... Flamingods sound like nothing else right now”. DAZED
"The five artists experiment with instruments sourced across the world and never fail to impress us with their exotic, and at times trippy, wonder music” i-D
“Eastern and African flavours sieved through psychedelic prisms of pulsating neon and flickering campfires, think Goat meets Tinariwen at Hawkwind’s BBQ” West Holts Stage, Glastonbury
“Prepare to be bombarded by bliss... Out of this world music.” The Guardian