A Cafe Envy twist on The Flumes bio
“Harper Kayt Wallace artfully bends traditional expectations of what this ancient instrument should sound like, melding tones effortlessly into a unique, contemporary, upbeat style all her own.
With a solid rhythm section filling out their sound delivered by skilled bass guitarist Stephan Beattie and drumming prodigy Elliot Gwynne; The Flumes are guaranteed to surprise, entrance and entice you to dance.”
“…I love seeing other people’s reactions to a great local band that they haven’t seen before. There’s something gratifying about it. For a trio like The Flumes, who are steadily gaining momentum and really are rare musical animal, the reaction is completely just…”
This is just about our favourite festival blurb ever…Thanks Island Vibe, we love you too x.
Like pixies cavorting through an opium den in an albino rastafarian daydream. The Flumes seamlessly weave the organic tones of the giant harp with dubby grooves and rhythms – creating a lush cinematic brew.
Excerpt from Scope Magazine
The Flumes are one of those rare musical finds that seem impossible to pigeonhole into one genre. So when listening to their hypnotising new EP, I gave up completely and allowed myself to be carried along on the meandering psychedelic ride that is “Swell”.
Media release from www.hotoffthepress.com.au/news– KURANDA ROOTS FESTIVAL 2011 – Queensland locals The Flumes bring psychedelic element to Kuranda Roots.
“…The soulful music of The Flumes spreads across a number of genres. They describe themselves as alternative folk fusion, however; their music predominantly sees elements of blues, funk, folk, jazz, reggae and rock which are very apparent when listening to these very talented musicians in a live setting or otherwise, on a recording. The earthiness of this group can be felt during any live performance where it is very easy to be swept away by their soothing yet soulful show. With a solid fan base and keen interest from music lovers The Flumes will no doubt bring a certain element of richness to the Kuranda Roots Festival where punters will get a taste of what this extraordinary group has to offer. With such a diverse range of music and instruments teamed with rich vocals The Flumes create an amazing live sound that has to be seen to truly be appreciated…”
TimeOff – iss 1515February 2011.
This photo of Kayt is Steph’s winning entry in LisaSister + Scope Magazine’s 2012 Sunshine Coast Music Photography Competition.