I know what you're thinking. "How could a 'flying butress' attack?" Well, it couldn't really -- but it sounded too Monty Python to not use as a headline.
For those not in the know, a "flying buttreess" is an architectural term having to do with arches on gothic cathedrals. And why not? Three of the four members of this Halifax-based band are architecture majors whose attention to detail has filtered into their songwriting.
Described as a "refreshingly new spin on the Psych-Rock Progressive-Folk genre" (quick...someone please tell me what that is), The Flying Buttresses have an ability to put on a acoustic show that ranges from "full-out rock-a-thons, to acoustic reveries, to raging dance parties." However you slice it, The Flying Buttresses certainly attack their art.
The band's first CD, "The Sun Erases Everything" has garnered them critical attention - as much for their eclecticism as for the vibrant and unique sonic landscapes. The CD incorporates instruments like didgeridoo, mandolin, violin, banjo into the rock cliche of guitar, drums, and bass. Inspired by a spectrum of heroes from Art Blakey to Neil Young to Tool to the Rheostatics, the band has created a sound that is truly original.
The Flying Buttresses will be performing live at Loplops Lounge on Saturday, October 2nd.
Loplops Lounge is located at 651 Queen Street East (next to the Duke of Windsor). For more information, visit www.loplops.com.