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Flaming Lips to play in Aylesbury

The band are the next gig for the famous Friars Club.

Published by Dan Gooding at 10:16am 29th January 2020. 3-minute read.

Flaming Lips to play in Aylesbury

One of 'the most influential bands from the past 20 years' are making their Aylesbury Friars Club debut.

The Flaming Lips will play Aylesbury on 24th July, as one of only four UK dates.

Formed in 1983 The Flaming Lips released several highly acclaimed Eps and albums on the independent Restless label before signing to Warner Brothers in 1992.

They released their classic breakthrough album 'The Soft Bulletin' in 1999 which NME voted 'Album of the Year'.

This was followed by their 2002 album 'Yoshima Battles the Pink Robots' which many regard as their finest work. In February 2007, they were nominated for a BRIT Award for "Best International Act".

The group has won three Grammy Awards, including two for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. They were placed on Q magazine's list of the "50 Bands to See Before You Die" in 2002. 

The Flaming Lips biggest singles have been The Golden Path (with Chemical Brothers), 'Yoshima Battles the Pink Robots Part 1' and 'Do You Realise' which many regard as one of the most important tracks ever recorded.

Regarded as pioneers in alternative rock, psychedelic rock, post-punk and experimental rock this July date will feature the band's founding members Wayne Coyne on vocals, guitars, keyboards and theremin, and Michael Ivins on bass, keyboards and backing vocals, alongside Steven Drozd (guitars, keyboards, bass, drums &, vocals), Derek Brown (guitars, keyboards, percussion & vocals), Jake Ingalls (Keyboards & guitars), Matt Duckworth Kirksey (drums, percussion, keyboards &vocals) and Nick Ley (percussion, drums & samples).

The Flaming Lips are big supporters of record shops and the annual record store day.

On Record Store Day, April 22, 2017, the Flaming Lips released Onboard the International Space Station Concert for Peace, a re-recording of seven tracks from their album 'Oczy Mlody' in a faux live setting.

The band's most recent studio album, King's Mouth, was released on April 13, 2019 for Record Store Day.

Mick Jones of The Clash and Big Audio Dynamite narrates the album; Wayne Coyne said of Jones that "he's on almost every song... it really is quite unbelievable."

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