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Flying Colours

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Pop Progressive


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"Flying Colours - Resist, Dido"

I’ve been eagerly waiting for the release of a three track EP, titled Resist, from Nashville based alt rockers Flying Colours. Today sees the official release of Resist. Of the three tunes, my favorite has got to be the more upbeat opener, Resist, Dido. It’s such an infectious track with a bit of that older, emo flavored anthemic pop rock sound by the likes of Ludo and Relient K, before it ventures into much lusher, more prog territory. The trio’s two other tracks on the excellent EP are not to be missed, however. Stream Nothing In Between and My Head’s As Big As The Universe below, too. It’s easily one of the most solid EPs I’ve listened to these past few weeks. - I Heart Moosiq

"Flying Colours - All The Answers"

Nashville has a tremendous music scene and when we stumbled across Flying Colours, it confirmed that even more. The indie pop trio released All The Answers back in February and we keep coming back for another listen. It’s a really solid release that shows some diversity throughout the album. Give it a listen! - The Knife Fight

"Flying Colours Plans Release of Album Two Years in the Works"

With thousands of YouTube views and more than 900 fans on Facebook [now over 1300], student pop band Flying Colours has definitely made a splash, both on campus and beyond.

Formerly known as the band Rice, Jay Griffith, junior French major, and junior English majors Rob Griffith and Taylor Hare have played together since their freshman year.

The group of two brothers and a roommate has long been a fixture at Open Mic events on campus and recently played an opening show at the release party of “The Rise,” a new album from Nashville pop/hip hop band Jamie, Joey, and the Movement.

Now the trio are anticipating the release of their own second album, as yet untitled. Following 2010′s “Music from a Farther Room” (available on iTunes), the new album “has been in the works for a really long time” and represents the band’s last two years compressed into one album, Rob Griffith said.

Many of the lyrics for the new songs are adapted from Hare’s poetry.

Jay Griffith cited Greek mythology as a major influence on his lyrical content, while his brother and Hare mentioned writers as diverse as Vladimir Nabokov, Ernest Hemingway and Douglas Adams.

The upcoming album was recorded over the summer in a friend’s studio, without formal producers because “we wanted it to be us,” Hare said.

Rob Griffith added that the former album “didn’t really represent the way that we wrote the songs,” due to extensive editing by producers; the second album will be “a more accurate representation of us as a band.”

Band members agree that while “Music from a Farther Room” was a rock album, the upcoming album will feature progressive pop music, with extensive instrumental layering, effects, and a more electronic sound.

They expect to feature 10 or 11 songs and hope to “remain true to that sound of a live show,” Jay Griffith said.

Hare mentioned that band members wrote different parts of the album.

“We’ve been learning a lot about the communal aspect of music,” he said.

He went on to describe the way all three members collaborate even on individual songs. The new album also will differ from “Music” in its increased emphasis on group vocals.

“I think there’s a lot of power when you have something to say and you have a really big group saying it,” Rob Griffith said.

The group’s new album will become available this winter. - Cardinal & Cream


Still working on that hot first release.



Specializing in a unique blend of post-prog intellect and anthemic pop sensibilities, Flying Colours brings a muscular yet melodic sound to the Nashville alternative scene. Formed in 2009, the band consists of core members Jay and Rob Griffith and Taylor Hare. Their debut full-length, All the Answers, was released in early 2013, with a follow-up EP, RESIST, released in July 2014.

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