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Jacksonville, FL | Established. Jan 01, 2016

Jacksonville, FL
Established on Jan, 2016
Band Alternative Indie




"Pandora Picks, April 2018"

Florida is home to swamps, bizarre local news and flipturn, an emerging indie surf rock band. They’ve quickly established a strong presence in North Florida’s local music scene, and are poised to expand their fun, feel-good sound far beyond the Sunshine State. Named after a street in their hometown, flipturn’s second EP, Citrona, plays like a classic summer day: moving in slow motion through the blanket of humidity, driving around palm tree-lined roads with the windows down and catching the cotton candy sunsets that make Florida beautiful. Not much makes me homesick, but between the music and lyrics of youthful exploration — making mistakes and eventually growing from them — I find myself missing the days spent sweating it out with people who are now nothing but sweet summer memories.

Citrona demonstrates flipturn’s impressive musicianship and songwriting talents. Instrumental tracks “Fletcher” and “Jasmine” are lush, shimmering bookends to the powerful punches that “Six Below” and “Churches” pack. “August” and “Hippies” fondly recall the one that got away, while “Nickel” laments the choice between chasing dreams and chasing a paycheck. Each song is beautifully recorded, coming together in an EP that perfectly captures common aspects of youth: finding your place, learning hard lessons and basking in the bittersweet glow of nostalgia. Citrona is a polished, dynamic display of raw emotion and pure talent that leaves you craving more. - Pandora

"INTERVIEW: Flipturn | Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival 2018"

You would think Flipturn already knew they were rockstars … until you meet them.

If they hadn’t heard of Flipturn before, every being in The Grove Friday, March 2 was quickly transformed into a new fan. (Reference shirtless guy above who didn’t stop shamelessly dancing the whole set.)

The humble five-some hail from Fernandina Beach, FL and took to the “BE” stage like it was a hometown show. It’s an exciting time for the young band as they shared Okeechobee’s 2018 stacked bill with other artists they admire, the likes of Hippo Campus and The Districts.

They won the Destination Okeechobee competition outright, which, basically means there was no disputing their destiny to step foot on the main stage this year.

We were eager to sit down with Flipturn after their packed Friday afternoon set and let time get away from us as we chatted about stage antics, their creative process, and all the interesting people you meet at festivals.

Link to the video interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jy4R3X4Hya4&feature=youtu.be - SHOWS I GO TO

"[EP Review] Citrona by Flipturn"

The first time I saw flipturn was election day 2016. They were technically the first “non-punk” band I ever saw live. Even back then, sitting at a table in Rocky’s Piano Bar, I could tell they were something special. Since then, I’ve seen almost every Gainesville show they’ve ever played. If I had to guess, I would say I’ve seen them at least 20 times, if not more. It takes a damn good reason for me to skip a flipturn show.

What really drew me in was the band’s chemistry. In the last year-and-a-half, I’ve seen them play to five people and I’ve seen them play to 500, but the one thing that has always remained the same is their awesome chemistry.You can tell that they’re all friends and they love what they do. This translates into a live performance that’s energetic, passionate, and fun as hell, both for the audience and the band themselves.

I used to always struggle to get my friends to come to shows with me, mostly because a lot of the bands I like scare the shit out of them. But, flipturn was always one band that I could convince them to see without fail.

I would always show them songs from flipturn’s first EP, Heavy Colors, or the band’s original first single, “Cartoon Head” to get them to come with me. The problem was, as much as I enjoyed these recordings, I didn’t feel like they captured the spirit of what it was like to actually see flipturn live. After extensively listening to the band’s sophomore EP, Citrona I can finally say I’ve found something that really captures the band’s unique essence.

I heard someone say once, “Music is what you make of it.” The only people who can actually tell you the true meaning of these songs are the band, but I’m going to try to do my best to interpret each song and tell you what they mean to me.

The album opens with a two-minute instrumental track called “Fletcher”. This song serves as a great buildup into the rest of the EP. It starts simply, with just the sounds of rain. Then, slowly the rest of the instruments start to come in. Then without missing a beat, the band launches into “Six Below”, one of my personal favorite tracks.

To me, “Six Below” is a song about dealing with mental health issues. The song’s lyrics talk about trying to escape the things you keep bottled up inside. As someone who struggles with depression and anxiety, these lyrics resonated with me.

Now I know you’re reading this and thinking, “Oh god, that sounds bleak.” I think the song is quite the opposite. The message of the song feels a little more optimistic with the chorus line, “So live long enough to tell your sons things you learned when you were young.”

The next song is “Churches”. This song was always a favorite of mine whenever the band played it live, so I was very happy to find out that it was the EP’s leading single. I wasn’t disappointed when I finally heard the studio version of the song, it sounded like everything I wanted it to.

The song kind of reflects my idea that religion has become distorted in today’s society because people only look out for themselves. I think one of the songs messages is that you can find peace and inspiration in other places that aren’t a church. The line, “Well I found my church in a hotel parking lot” really helps drive this point home.

Of course, there’s also everyone’s favorite chorus line, “In America, it’s hysteria” Come to any flipturn show and I guarantee they’ll have the crowd shouting along to that line at the top of their lungs.

After “Churches” ends, there’s a short interlude called “Jasmine”. Right after it ends, “August”, another fan favorite from their live sets is up next. “August” is a song about reminiscing over a past love. The song’s lyrics affectionately recall the experience, without getting trapped in the same songwriting clichés that songs like this tend to fall into. In other words, the song is well written, enjoyable, and before long the chorus will have you singing along!

The next song was a surprise to me. “Hippies” is the only song that I had never heard the band play live, so when I first saw the track list for the EP last Friday when it was released, I was excited to hear one that I didn’t know yet. “Hippies” takes a more light-hearted, whimsical tone and it’s a lot of fun to listen to. I dare you to try not to smile at least a little bit, when the chorus starts, and you hear, “You were such a fucking hippie” I’ve come back to this song a lot since the first time I listened to the EP, and I still enjoy it every time.

The final song on the EP is “Nickel”. I’ll admit, the first time I heard the band play this song live I wasn’t totally sold on it. Since then, it’s grown on me a lot and I really enjoyed the studio version on the EP. The song is about struggling to make it in the world and how so many people put in so much work, give up so much of themselves, only to receive nothing back in return. My favorite line in the song is from the bridge when lead singer Dillion Basse says, “I’d rather be drunk or out of my mind than trade my soul for nickels and dimes”

Whether you’re and old flipturn fan or a new one, Citrona makes for a great listen! There was never a moment in the EP where I found myself not paying attention or spacing off (which is a problem I tend to have with a lot of other bands in this genre). Each member of the band brings something to the table and the result is a collection of great sounding, well written, and super catchy songs that really capture flipturn’s infectious energy. Flipturn has once again managed to blow all my expectations out of the water, and hopefully before long I’ll be writing about a full-length record by the band, not just an EP.

To put it simply, I really liked Citrona and if you’re reading this I think you will to! - LVL To The Room

"INTERVIEW: flipturn"

Coming off the release of their second EP, Florida-based Flipturn has journeyed up the East Coast on their first tour. The band is composed of Dillon Basse on lead vocals and guitar, Tristan Duncan on lead guitar, Madeline Jarman on bass, Taylor Allen on keys and guitar, and Adrian Walker on drums. This group of college students has shown extreme progress during their few years as a band, and they’ve solidified their sound with two driven and passionate indie rock EPs. From an initial listen of the newest EP, Citrona, you can tell that they bring a lot to the table. There are powerful rock tracks like “Churches,” “Nickels,” and “Six Below” that balance out two softer songs, “August” and “Hippies.” Before their show at The Lilypad on May 15th, WTBU DJ Monica Sucic chatted with the group about the EP, 14 hour drives, and U2. - WTBU: The Beat of Boston University


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In late 2015, a group of high school friends started playing music in a Fernandina Beach, Florida garage. It did not take long for the five to realize their mutual ambition for playing music on the national stage. Today, they make up the band flipturn, which has been taking the Florida indie scene by storm and capturing the hearts of music lovers around the world.

flipturn is comprised of Dillon Basse (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Tristan Duncan (lead guitar), Madeline Jarman (bass), Taylor Allen (synth), and Adrian Walker (drums). With a fun, feel-good sound that takes influence from artists such as Hippo Campus and Two Door Cinema Club, flipturn seamlessly blends elements of surf rock, garage, new wave, and pop. 

March 2017 saw the release of flipturn’s debut EP, "Heavy Colors", which was met with a wave of positive reviews from critics and fans alike. In the spring of 2018, flipturn released their critically-acclaimed sophomore EP, "Citrona". Pandora Music selected "Citrona" as one of their "Pandora Picks" for April 2018. "Citrona is a polished, dynamic display of raw emotion and pure talent that leaves you craving more" (S. Elkin, Pandora). So far, flipturn has gained over one million streams on Spotify.

flipturn has performed throughout Florida and the east coast and has provided support for Magic City Hippies, Saint Motel, and COIN, among others. In March 2018, flipturn beat out 3,000 other bands to secure a spot on the main stage at Okeechobee Music Festival-- performing on the same stage as Arcade Fire, Halsey, and Snoop Dogg.

To promote their newest EP, "Citrona", flipturn toured around the United States in May of 2018, playing for packed houses and sold out venues. flipturn's youthful energy and exciting stage presence translate into a captivated audience chanting, “One more song!” at the end of each show.

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