flies+flies are an electronic avant-pop band from London whose current core members are vocalist Dan Griffis and producer / experimental DJ Pet Rok. Much of their appeal is born from contradictions, not least between the two of them – Rok’s outward-looking, DIY mutant club pulses vs Griffis’ internal narratives and observations struggling to get heard above the digital noise.
They have played headline shows in London for Parallel Lines and Soundcrash, performed at the Wire-curated Drill Festival (with Vessels, Grumbling Fur, Savages, Young Fathers etc) and currently are the resident band at the newly-formed No One’s Watching clubnight which features electronic live acts and DJs. So far it has seen them play alongside Pangaea, Julia Star, Loraine James, TTB, DEBONAIR, Forward Strategy Group and Harmergeddon.
They self-released the Bad Crab Hand EP in 2014 and formed the Precious Snowflake label in 2017 to release their debut album Spring, along with the work of their good friend LOST CAT. Tracks have been supported on Radio 1 (Huw Stephens), BBC Introducing and by Andrew Weatherall on BBC 6 Music and NTS.
Like a number of their inspirations (The Knife, Hype Williams, Gazelle Twin, Kid A – era Radiohead and Bjork to name a few) they often pair their audio output with strong visuals that range from arresting and unnerving to the absurd – both in the form of music videos and the production of their stage shows, all made by themselves or in collaboration with a close circle of hyper-talented friends and family.
“There’s a beautiful edge…artful without succumbing to pretence “
“Suffocating, disquieting and claustrophobic – yet, somehow, completely irresistible”
BBC 6 FRESH ON THE NET
“Resoundingly contemporary “
“A band bursting with big ideas… genuinely refreshing and new takes”
GOD IS IN THE TV
“Making the apocalypse sound fun”