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, Fusion Festival and now Big Love.
Their new single ‘Kewali’ is out now, and can be regularly heard on 6 Music.