In 2016 Flick of the Finger launched a competition to offer an unsigned band the opportunity to spend a full day in a world class recording Studio!
The full prize was to record an original track, have it mixed, mastered, ready to release along with an interview, photoshoot, a digital press pack and a video of the day.
Flick of the Finger teamed up with Oscillate Recordings and Sharie Denson and the lucky lads were a band from Leeds, The Calls. It’s with great pleasure to introduce The Calls ‘Doesn’t Feel Right’ produced by Chris Hughes filmed by Shari Denson and photography by Jason Palmer-Dawson
The Calls are young. They come from Leeds. They’re proud to come from Leeds and they write about cities like Leeds.
They’re full of lust and vigour and have songs that teeter upon the abyss between exhilaration and catastrophe but that’s the attraction. These songs are clever; they have intricate structures and lyrics that speak articulately of young people growing up as the internet-driven, recession-ridden, jobless generation; observing the drama and the comedy of city streets and their surrounding suburban frustrations with a witty sincerity.
These songs exude an air of danger, of being on the verge of collapse at any moment so that, when they don’t, it’s a shock and a surprise and you feel relieved and vindicated for the four grinning souls standing on the stage.
Well done lads, it was a pleasure to work with you and we wish you all the best for the future. Piece & love