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NEWS: Flamingods unveil new video for ‘Jungle Birds’

London-based psych-pop band Flamingods released their album Majesty earlier in the year.  They also unleashed their latest single ‘Jungle Birds’ recently, a real highlight of the LP.  The band’s Charles Prest described making the track: “All of us in the band had started to delve deep into exotica and Bollywood funk music from the 50s through to the 70s, and we had this idea of wanting to breathe new life into that sound, mixing it with modern day electronica.  The title was derived from one of our favourite Tito Puente tracks ‘Call of the Jungle Birds.’

The new clip for ‘Jungle Birds’ has been directed and produced by the band’s visual artist, Niall Trask, and takes influence from one of his previous jobs working within CBBC’s art department.  Thus, the video draws on the psychedelic tones of childrens’ TV; think Art Attack but more hallucinogenic.  As Trask explains of his experience there: “I heard an early version of ‘Jungle Birds’ around the same time, and thought it’s bouncy, colourful, playful nature could work well with these visual influences.”  Watch below.

Photo credit: Mike Massaro

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