Final Flash

Biography
“They add a fine mist of melancholy melodies atop the hypnotic guitars, aren’t afraid to throw in sitar or take things folkier, and go for ’verbed-out production that’s equally commercial radio, psych rock and shoegaze. Spin the album once and by the second go around you’ll catch yourself thinking you’re listening to a classic.” Now Magazine
 
“I couldn't figure out why my thoughts were suddenly clouded by giant flying pigs. a murky, semi-stoned dream from a past life - peopled with a strange race of bell-bottomed beings with centre-parted hair - trying to fight its way into the future. And then (…) Montreal's Final Flash are a bit of a time machine, bringing the best bits of bands like The Byrds, Pink Floyd and Supertramp forward to form a wholly engrossing future psyche-rock. Homeless is the band's shockingly accomplished debut, characterized by an uncommon sagacity and maturity. More pigs please.” Jamie O'Meara, Ottawa Xpress
 
“Much better were Montreal’s Final Flash, a sixties psychedelia obsessed five piece who bash out folky rock n roll on a stage made out to look like Mr Tumnus’ LCD trip. It’s the best use a cherry red double-neck Gibson since Jimmy Page defined a generation with his.” Dai’s Great Escape Overview | The Dirty South
 
The past two year have been a whirlwind for newcomers Final Flash. Based in Montreal, this emerging quintet has rapidly made waves with their unique brand of psychedelic folk-rock. Final Flash rapidly caught the attention of fans, local media and programmers, landing shows at CMW, Pop Montreal, the Whistler Canadian Music Showcase, as well as Transmission. The band’s Fall 2008 performance at the Canadian Music Café, for the Toronto International Film Festival, was so well received, they landed an international publishing deal with Los Angeles based North Star Media, and placed their music in popular television sows like "vampire diaries". The band once again received great reviews from music supervisors and media for their shows at both CMW and SXSW in March 2009, as well as NXNE where they were approached by EMI adding to the buzz, which continues to gain momentum surrounding this exciting young band. Final Flash toured China in April-May of 2009 as part of TRANSMIT-China. The tour was such a success that the band has already been invited back to both China and Japan and other Asian festivals. They also made a strong impression at international showcase event M for Montreal in November 2009, leading to an invitation to The Great Escape and a 12-day UK tour in May 2010. After a trip down to SXSW 2010, the band released their debut album Homeless. Produced by Jace Lasek (Besnard Lakes) through Indica Records and EMI Music Canada, the album hit the stores on May 4th 2010 to widespread critical acclaim. Summer and Fall 2010 have been just as busy. They played at festivals such as Osheaga, opened for the Juliette Lewis band and were invited by the Besnard Lakes on their August UK tour. They then embarked on a west Canadian tour to support the release of their first single "Go Outside", followed by a month-long October tour to support their album release in Australia, an Ontario/Quebec tour supporting MADM, a return to Quebec as the main opening act on Yann Perreau’s 2010-2011 tour and a hometown headliner in front of a sold-out Casa del Popolo in Montreal. Following up for Final Flash is a month long European tour beginning in Germany in September where they have been confirmed as main support act for Australians The Jezabels. After the Reeperbahn festival in late September, they will head off to France, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland and to the UK. On top of this, Final Flash has been confirmed at Cisco Ottawa Blues Festival in july 2011 and will play a few other festivals in Canada whilst working on their second album due out in early 2012.
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