Brighton-based FLASH BANG BAND released their acid-tinged, garage-pop debut album 'Bite Your Tongue' on At The Helm Records on 26th August 2013.

The energetic power trio have just 3 ambitions; to make each day count, inspire positive philosophy in others, and to thoroughly enjoy themselves. These translate into playing every show like it's their last, writing songs that really inspire while staying true to their roots, and holding onto their integrity.

Flash Bang Band quickly gained the support of local promoters and the media, as well as radio support from Tom Robinson and John Kennedy, and radio playlisting from Amazing Radio. They also have ongoing support from The 405, Just Because, ilikemusic and 22 Tracks, Subbacultcha, New Band Of The Day etc.

Having supported the likes of Dananananaykroyd, Tubelord, Esben & The Witch, Thomas White (Electric Soft Parade, on special request), The Phoenix Foundation, Cloud Control, and Misty's Big Adventure they have also tapped well into the DIY networks that spread across Europe; having recently returned from a month long self booked tour of Europe, taking in the likes of Finland, Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland along the way.

Their DIY approach even stretches to producing their own videos, hosting their own live shows and making their own merchandise.


“A whole lot of fun while it lasts….rejoice in an album which hits you like a stream truck, providing an immediate sugar rush of joy mixed in with a nice little dash of darkness” – Artrocker Magazine

“Looking like Flaming Lips but sounding like Pavement meets Mudhoney” – Brighton Source

“Flash Bang Band are here to stay. ‘Bite Your Tongue’ deserves high praise” – With Guitars.com

Draws together the guitar sound of Dinosaur Jr with the songwriting of The Pixies and the melodic hooks of Weezer to create that could reasonably be described as a grunge-pop classic. The bottom line is that ‘Bite Your Tongue’ is a cracking album” – Whisperin and Hollerin

"A steadfast confidence that holds them up and together throughout songs that would fell bands less abundant in ramshackle charm” – 7 Bit Arcade

“An acid-tinged garage-pop treasure” – Resident Brighton

“Boundless energy and bustling rhythms…their pop-psych merger and bounding energy flooding and flickering through everything they do” – And So She Thinks