December 8, 2023

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Neville Staple – new musical venture!

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The front man from The Specials has been in touch to tell me about a new musical venture – I’m allowed to publish this press release now, for your edification!  And hopefully, you might spare a few pennies for this!
FLIPRON release their brand new single The Comet Returns on 10 September.
The song is a collaboration with legendary Specials frontman Neville Staple who sings lead vocal & co-wrote the lyric.

This is the first time that the band has collaborated in this way. As Flipron songwriter & frontman Jesse Budd says: “We’d been working on an instrumental with a 2-Tone meets Spaghetti Western feel, but thought that it could be more atmospheric with some ad-libs & shouts – as there’s no-one who can do that as well as Neville, we asked him! We had a rough idea for the spoken section in the middle & Neville developed this into his own thing too. He puts a huge amount of energy & personality into what he does. We couldn’t be more delighted with the result – we think the whole tune has come alive with his contribution.”


The Comet Returns is the first single from the band’s new Firework Shoes album produced by Rat Scabies, which is to be released in October. The band will be touring the UK to promote both single & album, including a London date with Neville Staple on Friday 7 September at Islington Assembly Hall.

The new video to accompany the single, featuring Flipron and Neville can be seen on & from 1 August.

Pete Jennison – (Regional Radio / Press)
Russell Churcher – (National Radio)


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