‘Deviant Pop’ band 2014 – Present.
flies+flies create their own deviant take on pop music – Dan Griffis’ strange, ghostly ballads find themselves pulled into otherworldly, sound system-ready electronic terrains created by producer and experimental DJ Jake Williams.
flies+flies are obsessed with soundtracking ‘empty’ internet transmissions, especially unsecured security cameras from around the world that are disturbingly easily accessible. Often providing a backdrop for their live shows, these scenes mirror the music – simultaneously bleak and playful – the empty spaces offering the possibility for wondrous happenings seen only by those lucky enough to catch them.
They have played headline shows for Parallel Lines and Soundcrash, performed at the Wire-curated Drill Festival (with Vessels, Grumbling Fur, Savages, Young Fathers etc) and been residents and co-curators of the bi-monthly No One’s Watching club night at Dalston art-space SET. NOW has been a vibrant developmental space and saw them play with a diverse selection of burgeoning artists including Curl Recordings’ Lol K, Loraine James, Lia Mice, and Pangaea.
They released their debut album Spring on their own Precious Snowflake imprint in 2017, and have followed with a series of singles, remixes and versions inspired by the No One’s Watching residency 2019-20.
“Suffocating, disquieting and claustrophobic – yet, somehow, completely irresistible” BBC 6 FRESH ON THE NET
“Resoundingly contemporary ” CRACK
“Artful without succumbing to pretence…intelligent but without excluding the directness emotion can offer ” CLASH
“Making the apocalypse sound fun” ELECTRONIC SOUND
“bursting with big ideas, genuinely refreshing and new takes” GOD IS IN THE TV