The four-headed Irish/Australian rock Hydra from Sydney’s Inner West, FLICKERTAIL (formerly The Bitter Sweethearts) play guitar-fuelled rock and roll exactly the way it’s supposed to be played. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Thin Lizzy, The Dubliners, Airbourne and The Darkness, the band honed their sound in the garages and booze dens of Sydney before hitting the road in 2015 to showcase their unique sound at every pub, club and back yard along Australia’s eastern coast.
‘Heroes (Live in the Studio)’ is taken from their upcoming Afterlife, the posthumous EP from Sydney’s premier retro-rock band. Five tales of kitchen-sink drama and ill-advised adventures recorded live in the studio. ‘Heroes (Live in the Studio)’ has now been released digitally on all platforms via Golden Robot Records along with an accompanying ‘Live In The Studio’ video clip.
No overdubs, no studio magic, just the raw, unfiltered energy of a phenomenal live act at the zenith of their powers.
Each tune carries the band’s signature dual-guitar attack, heart felt lyrics, and lead vocalist and chief songwriter Liam Whelan’s soulful, crooning voice.
‘Heroes (Live in the Studio)’ isDavid Bowie as you’ve never heard him before. Bouncing Motown bass courtesy of Matt O’Callaghan, JonnyGoldrick’s raucous Townshend-meets-Slash guitar playing and a powerhouse vocal performance from Liam Whelan.
The lyric “we could be heroes, just for one day” stood out like life in a rock band. You’re a regular person all day, but for an hour you jump on stage and make the people happy. Brilliant.