The UK trio Flawes have released their full-length debut album Highlights through Red Bull Records. Josh Carruthers, Josh Hussey, and Freddie Edwards found rapid success after becoming a band and releasing their first song, garnering wide play on BBC Radio 1 before ever playing live.
The band then toured for two years before creating the new album. The alt-pop album follows their release of the single “Ghost Town” alongside singer-songwriter Rozes, a hit that has garnered over 200,000 streams on Spotify streams and almost a half a million views on YouTube.
The release of Highlights is led by the track with the same name, which was co-written by Nick Atkinson and Edd Holloway, best known for working with Lewis Capaldi and Gabrielle Aplin.
Flawes frontman JC has spoken out about the meaning of the song to him.
“The song ‘Highlights’ explores my relationship with social media, and how in certain instances it can affect real life relationships and the real world in a negative way. I tend to always overthink situations, so it’s a cynical look on this that builds up to the line ‘Nothing’s real but no one needs to know’.”
On the album, he continues that “’Highlights’ represents the journey we’ve taken as a band over the last three years. Our sound has naturally evolved, and we couldn’t be happier with where it has ended up. These 12 songs are quite literally the highlights from the writing process.”
Flawes is expecting to play at SXSW later this year, with show dates to come. Their other headlining shows can be found below.
Headline Shows 2020:
02/01/20 – Banquet Records, Kingston
02/05/20 – Jumbo Records, Leeds
March (Dates TBA) – SXSW, Austin
3/31/20 – London, Omeara
4/01/20 – The Castle, Manchester
04/02/20 – Poetry Club, Glasgow