Finish Flag

London indie outfit Finish Flag are premiering new track ‘Swing Those Voters to the Left’ exclusively here on VultureHound. Out today, the track is taken from their upcoming second album Swimming Pools, which is due out June 12th on Keroleen Records.

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Musically, ‘Swing Those Voters to the Left’ is a sort of semi-restrained but propulsive slice of post-punk, with more than a little early-era Death Cab For Cutie about it. The lyrics put toxic masculinity in the crosshairs and the video – which was produced during lockdown – is what the band call a “deeply stupid oral history of the rise and fall of the world’s most famous indie rock band, Finish Flag,” featuring members of Los Campesinos!, Doe, Happy Accidents, and Fresh (or should that be ‘French’?), as well as various band members’ dads.

For ‘Swimming Pools’, the band enlisted Happy Accidents member and producer Rich Mandell and recorded the upcoming 7-track album at the now-defunct Musicland Studios in Hackney.

Swimming Pools is out on 12th June. Pre-order it here.