FLYING OVER "WE ARE OUTSIDERS" LP

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Outsiders 02:10
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She's Alone 02:56
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TV Tower 02:58
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Turning Mad 03:11
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All songs by FLYING OVER, except TV TOWER by DEMOLITION GIRL & THE STRAWBERRY BOYS, Recorded & Mixed by Michel Toledo, Mastering by Arnaud Houpert, Artwork by Van Gogo.

worldwide press reviews: www.flyingoverband.com

FLYING OVER was actually formed in 1996 in La Rochelle, but they're since 2007 oprerating from Bordeaux, this group of dedicated French punkrockers really takes the legacy of '77-punk through a genuine bath of 90s reshuffled refreshing to an an outcome that really, really counts and stands out proud. Probably the best best thing to happen to French punkrock since the hugely missed TV Killers called it quits. "We Are Outsiders" is the band's 3rd full album and runs parallel lines alongside the bands contagious and continiously vibrant, exciting live performances. Parallel lines as to the 12 presented tracks allow one to experience the developed skills by each of the band members to show the made efforts of mastered abilities in dishing up a tantalizing set of uptempo ragers, midtempo bounchers and squeaky punchers to win each of you over instantly. This band has grown, gained by investing in playing and touring as much as possible and it does pay off. "We Are Outsiders" mixes up the best of US/Canadian punkrock/power pop without loosing touch with the essential UK-roots and adding yet that extra spicey touch taken from the late 80s/90s wave of garagepunk revival. FLYING OVER really deserves to be listed alongside likewise European 'outsiders' as The Geestrings, The NaziDogs, Demolition Girl, The Spivs, .... Comes in a total D.I.Y. effort done by 3 like minded self-run small label operation from the southwest French region and with cute drawing signed by a certain Van Gogo. A must buy ... like for the upcoming days of treats and presents! (Bowy)


UP YOURS! (Belgium) - January 2014


FLYING OVER We Are Outsiders LP
Third album from these Frenchies in the decade they roam the european streets and yet again on their own Adrenalin Fix Label. DIY or die! These three boys'n'girl are really passionate about what they're doing and you could tell from this record, the way they deal with it and how they enjoy rawking out on stage. They continue the direction they took on their previous album, the great "No One Here Gets Out Alive!", although there are more mid tempo tracks on here and some more raw, late 70's power pop got injected into their '77 punk sound. But there's nothing cheesy or slick about this record. Nope, Flying Over ends up as a perfect crossbreed between the Buzzcoks and the Kids, and the joined male/female vocals they incorporated really do the trick here, resulting in some ace tracks like "Outsiders", "You Don't Know My Worst", "I'm Not A Substitute" or "Nothing Should Be Long". Twelve tracks, zero stinkers, fuck yeah!! (Wim Retard)


HIGH HEELS SLUT # 13 (Belgium) "Special Edition: 25 years of The Pit's" - 2013

Portraits des artistes par van Gogo, on ne se refuse rien chez Flying Over! Si nous comptons bien, c'est leur deuxième album. Où ils continuent à peaufiner une dynamique pop punk du meilleur effet. C'est bien écrit et parfaitement mis en forme par l'ex Mad Monster Party Michel Toledo, garçon qui sait ce que bon son veut dire! Et si, de lui-même, le quator Bordelais agite volontiers la bannière garage rock, c'est plus volontiers au punk 77 que fait penser ce disque. Une filiation qui renvoie aux Boys des deux premiers albums, aux Buzzcocks parfois (I sell my soul To Rock'n'Roll) ou encore à Blondie avant le virage radiophonique. 12 morceaux ramassés, propulsés par une impeccable rythmique, une guitare tronçonneuse et ce qu'il faut de bons refrains pour faire prendre la sauce. Indifféremment chantés par elle ou lui - Jet Boy / Jet Girl - avec cette urgence qui caractérisait la période. Onze originaux pour une seule reprise, TV Tower, oeuvre de Demolition Girl & The Strawberry Boys. Des Allemands. Autant dire de parfaits inconnus! Ce qui n'est plus tout à fait le cas de Flying Over. Qui, sur la seule foi de ce disque, mériteraient l'être de moins en moins! (Alain Freydri)

ABUS DANGEREUX MAGAZINE # 130

Hergeleitet von französischen KBD-Archetypen wie THE DOGS, LES OLIVENSTEINS und ASPHALT JUNGLE, mit THE SAINTS, BUZZCOCKS und THE KIDS im Sinn und potenziert mit französischen Post-Rip-Off-Sonnenbrillenpunks à la TV KILLERS, HATEPINKS oder NEUROTIC SWINGERS ergibt die Summe im Sound ebenso schnörkellosen 77er-Schüttelpunk, wie ihm FLYING OVER auf ihrem dritten Album verfallen sind. Nöliger Wechselgesang zwischen Jet Boy und Jet Girl, eine gelegentlich durchklingende Schlagseite gen Sixties-Garage und spartanischer Verzicht auf aufgeblasenen Produktionshumbug sind wie eh und je die Charakteristiken der selbsterklärten „Rockin’ Frenchies“. Elf Eigenkompositionen sowie eine Covernummer – „TV tower“ von DEMOLITION GIRL & THE STRAWBERRY BOYS – haben sie auf „We Are The Outsiders“ vorzuweisen, auf dem sie im Vergleich zu den beiden vorangegangen Alben sowie drei Singles am stimmigsten wirken. Von einer Entwicklung zu reden, wäre jedoch Quatsch, denn in dem eng gesteckten stilistischen Rahmen ist dafür kein Platz, aber dass ihr mal shakender, mal sägender Retro-Punk hier am griffigsten klingt, lässt sich festhalten. Kurzum: was FLYING OVER hier machen, das können sie wirklich gut und das ist Punkrock voller Johnny-Thunders-Gedächtnisriffs und mit „Sehr gut Rock’n’Roll!“-Insignie. (8) (Matti Bildt)

OX FANZINE # 113 (Germany)

Troisième album pour le groupe bordelo-rochelais en activité depuis la fin des années 90 (mais oui!). Autant dire qu'ils connaissent leur sujet sur le bout des doigts. Punk'n'roll de première bourre, on pense aux Kids, Teenage Head, Hubble Bubble, Registrators ("She's Alone") et évidemment à leur mentors, les TV Killers, dont ils se sont quand même bien démarqués... Et c'est tant mieux! Assurément la meilleure production du groupe avec un son tout à fait bandant (l'inévitable Michel Toledo, qui suit le groupe depuis quelques années). Une seule reprise sur "We Are Outsiders", le "TV Tower" des punkers allemands Demolition Girl & The Strawberry Boys, "la famille!". (Lo' Spider)

DIG IT FANZINE # 60 - 2014

This is one of, the best straight up trashy Punk records I've heard by a French band since the TV KIllers last album. Every song has a trademark itchy guitar sound that just totally perks my ears. Falling somewhere between a straight-up retro '77 Punk band and Killed By Death Euro-punk, Flying Over throws it back to the days when bands like the TV Killers and Spash Four ruled the French punk scene. Flying Over sound like TV Killers mixed with a bit of The Stitches, and other bands from the ‘90s who were wearing their ‘77 punk/KBD style proudly. This LP is packed with a slew of mid-tempo snotty Punk Rock hits including standouts “Outsiders” and “Chillax Riders”. Fans of TV Killers, the Kids, Vibrators, Saints and Ramones need to hear this one. RECOMMENDED! (Tom)

DEAD BEAT RECORDS (USA)

From Bordeaux, France, and sporting names such as Jet Boy, Jet Girl, Gun Boy and T Boy, Flying Over have been purveyors of quality '77 inspired garage punk since 1996. As well as a handful of killer singles, they've also released 3 albums, a debut in 2004 called Rocking Frenchies, 2010's No One Here Gets Out Alive and last years We Are Outsiders. If you like your punk to be fun, spiky blasts of energetic rambunctiousness, lend them your ear. you'll love 'em. From their latest album, here's the title track, We Are Outsiders... (Mick Fletcher)

JUST SOME PUNK SONGS (UK) - September 2014

A pesar de llevar ya más de diez años currándoselo en la carretera, de haberse recorrido Europa con su directo e incluso habiendo visitado nuestro país más de una vez dejándonos muestra de sus incendiarias descargas, tal vez Flying Over todavía no sean todo lo conocidos por aquí que merecerían. Recién editado está "We Are Outsiders", el nuevo disco de esta banda de Burdeos que hace ya el tercero de su carrera y que ojalá signifique un aumento de su popularidad.

Tomando el punk rock -aderezado con algunas pinceladas de garage- como base y explotando un sonido crudo pero lo suficientemente limpio a la vez, el cuarteto francés ha facturado otro álbum de canciones directas que remiten directamente a los momentos clásicos del género. Son doce temas en los que las voces de Jet Girl y Jet Boy (también guitarrista) se dan el contrapunto mutuo y alcanzan nuevas cotas de musicalidad, algo que, en una escena en la que tal vez ya esté todo inventado, les aporta un toque diferencial que les aleja de tantas otras bandas genéricas. Esto es algo que, en un estilo tradicionalmente tan inmovilista como es el punk rock, es un punto a favor. Debo reincidir además en una producción que me parece perfecta para una banda como ellos, donde han encontrado el equilibrio perfecto entre la simpleza y la crudeza por un lado y un sonido donde cada instrumento tiene su espacio y puede distinguirse sin necesidad de forzar el oído. Simplemente me encanta.

Pero es que además de todo lo anterior hay más, porque Flying Over saben muy bien lo que se traen entre manos y así lo demuestran con doce composiciones en las que suenan totalmente compactos y con una dosis justa de melodía que aporta frescura al conjunto, en perfecto equilibrio también con su potencia habitual. Además la sección rítmica formada por T Boy al bajo y Gun Boy a la batería suena perfectamente engrasada y funciona como un preciso martillo mecánico, aportando el empaque necesario a las canciones.

Todavía no tengo claro si "We Are Outsiders" supera a su anterior "No One Here Gets Alive", pero de momento ya tengo en "She's Alone" una de mis canciones preferidas de la temporada. Probablemente para cuando vuelvan de gira por estos lares el próximo mes de febrero ya tendremos una idea clara al respecto. (Natxolas Rock'n'Roll Army)

Rock'n'roll Army Magazine (Espagne) - 2013

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released October 18, 2013

Jet Boy, Jet Girl, Gun Boy, T Boy

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