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Flipturn is an interesting band, to say the least. While their dream indie pop/surf rock sound plays in step with the overall theme of their music, it’s hard to describe them perfectly. With their smooth soft rock sound intertwining with strokes of killer pop beats, Flipturn is quickly making a name for themselves. Their music has the ability to transport into the colorful world of oil paintings of bright meadows. Flipturn is here to change the way we view the modern indie rock sound.
The main core band consists of Dillon Basse (lead vocal), Madeline Jarman (bass), and Tristian Duncan (lead guitar). After officially forming in 2016, Flipturn began to work on what would be their first EP, Heavy Colors. Just what the name suggested, the EP was full of pure rock without sounding too much like mainstream indie rock. The 4 track project gives listeners a taste of what Flipturn can cook up in the studio. On “Chicago,” the trio really shines with the production, skipping happily beside the sweet vocals of Dillon Basse.
With their second EP, Citrona, Flipturn tries their hand at a slightly different sound. The sound is a bit happier and touches on notes of the post-’90s alternative wave. Songs like “Nickel,” “Hippies,” and “August” are some of their best work to date. In the chords, you can hear bits of 1980s soft rock. The melodies alone are enough to you back in some teen cult classic.
In February of 2020, Flipturn released their third EP, Something You Needed. Their latest project overshadows the rest of their catalog, not that it’s a bad thing. In the project, Flipturn finds their sound by playing around with mixes as seen in Citrona. Flipturn’s music is pure delight in itself. For such a young band, Flipturn has managed to find a balance between experimentation and indie Sunday chill. Without a single album out yet, it’s interesting to see the arrival and anticipation of their debut.