Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Flush.
METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:
FLUSH: We’re possibly the third best punkhardrock band in the galaxy!
METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?
FLUSH: We’ll do this by decade – hopefully that works:
70s and earlier: Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, CCR, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sex Pistols, Tom Waits
80s: KISS, WASP, Mötley Crüe, Twisted Sister, Hanoi Rocks, Guns N’ Roses, Hüsker Dü, Tom Waits, Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer
90s: Nowhere near enough space for this, but let’s mention a few: Bad Religion (and everything punk rock), Sonic Youth (and everything alternative), Soundgarden and Alice In Chains (and everything grungeish), Helmet, Pavement, Radiohead, Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Kent… ah, there are so many
00s-10s: The Strokes, Biffy Clyro, Against Me!, Menzingers, Idles, Gaslight Anthem and many, many more.
I think you get the picture. We like most kinds of genuine and sincere rock music.
METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?
FLUSH: Our debut album ‘It Began as a Mistake’ comes out October 23rd 2020 and is a collection of songs from our journey as a band. It sums up who we are as an artistic collective, and contains a bit of punk, a bit of metal and hard rock, some experimental stuff, lots of guitars and fast drums, and tons of great riffs. People should check it out to find inspiration, gain energy and in general enjoy good, new music. We also encourage people to listen to our music and tell us what it sounds like so we know which genre to describe ourselves as. You can find us on https://flush.rocks or https://facebook.com/flushmusic and tell us what you think!!
METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?
FLUSH: Our songs are arranged for live stages, so what you hear on the album is true to what you hear live. Typically, the audience will receive slightly faster versions of the songs delivered by a tight and loud band. In between the songs there will be sarcastic banter and poor jokes. We mostly let the music do the talking.
METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?
FLUSH: Our crystal ball has performed poorly lately. We recorded an album to enable us to do a bunch of festivals this summer, and our crystal ball did not warn us about the pandemic at all! A summer of no festivals, a delayed release of the album, and an almost dead live scene were not on the cards for this year. So we are replacing the crystal ball with a new one, and hoping for more accurate predictions.
Seriously though, 5 years is probably too long of a planning period for us. We will still be making music, but what kind and with whom, we can’t know for sure. We will see how things go with the new album and how quickly the scene recovers from the current situation. Hopefully, the music we make 5 years from now is still loud, fast, hard-hitting, honest, and sincere. That is all that matters. And beer. Beer always matters. Cheap beer, rock songs, Friday nights.