“An appealingly wayward and unboxable talent… It’s slightly nuts, but entirely wonderful.” – SUNDAY TIMES
“Proves classic songwriting still has a place in the modern musical landscape” – SO YOUNG MAGAZINE
“A startlingly unique and assured collection of experimental pop writing” – GUARDIAN GUIDE
“A genius appears! The first hero of the 2020s!” – BIG LOVE RECORDS
London-based musician Ethan P. Flynn has released the expanded version of his debut album and career retrospective B-Sides & Rarities Volume 1and has announced a vinyl release set for November 6th via Young Turks / Remote Control Records. Alongside the release, Flynn shares the third in a trio of singles from the record, ‘What You Do To Me’.
‘What You Do To Me’, is a further example of the kind of swirling, psychedelic lo-fi masterpieces Flynn conjures, and is set to build on the success of previous singles ‘Everybody’s Dying To Meet You‘ and ‘Are You Doing This To Hurt Me‘.Flynn has amassed a huge cannon of songs over the last few years – often writing a song a day – and ‘What You Do To Me’ dates from 2017, written in student halls at London’s Guildhall college (a far cry from ‘Everybody’s Dying To Meet You’ which was written in Los Angeles while writing for FKA twigs’ acclaimed Magdalene album). Accompanied by a video shot between London and Dungeness by enigmatic young director Mark Harvest, it’s another startling statement from the young songwriter, beatmaker and multi-instrumentalist who has previously collaborated with the likes of Jeshi, TTY, Jockstrap, Vegyn, Slowthai, Celeste and Black County, New Road.
Originally released via Bandcamp, B-Sides & Rarities Volume 1is an evolving body of work featuring a collection of songs recorded between 2015 and 2018. Showcasing a deft songwriting flair and touching on musical inspirations that run the gamut from Sparklehorse to Madlib, Julia Holter to Danny Brown and Tom Waits, the collection first appeared on Bandcamp in 2019. The record’s next chapter saw Tokyo’s renowned Big Love Records pressing the album to vinyl at the start of 2020, exclaiming “A genius appears! The first hero of the 2020s!”. Now expanded to include four new songs – ‘Everybody’s Dying To Meet You’, ‘Are You Doing This To Hurt Me’, ‘What You Do To Me’ and ‘When I Taste The Pavement’ – it is available now digitally and will be released on vinyl on November 6th.