Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Spacey Jane, San Cisco , The Strokes, Ball Park Music, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Middle Kids, The Jungle Giants, DMA's, The Wombats, Oasis


band members

Ben Hobart (Lead Vocals and Guitar), Tom Jolly (Bass, Backing Vocals), Abi Ashford (Guitar, Backing Vocals), Lachlan Barnard (Drums).


Influences

Spacey Jane, Ball Park Music, San Cisco, The Strokes, Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Last Dinosaurs, Oasis, DMA's, The Jungle Giants


Website

Bio

Fresh out of high school in 2017, Ben Hobart (Guitar, Lead Vocals) and Tom Jolly (Bass, Vocals) began playing and writing together, with many of the band’s first releases born from these sessions. The pair were soon joined by Abi Ashford (Guitar, Vocals), making a conscious effort to develop a wealth of original material. After uniting with Lachlan Barnard (Drums), Flag Duty quickly became an escape from life’s noise and a strong creative force.

Drawing on an eclectic mix of modern and nostalgic rock influences, the band quickly established a colourful pop- and alt-rock sound, blending the musical hooks of indie rock with catchy pop melodies. Flag Duty made their live debut in May of 2019, playing to a sold out crowd and setting themselves as eccentric entertainers.

Later in the year, Flag Duty released their first two singles, "All I Need" and "A Little Late" to great reviews, quickly establishing their sound. As their following grew, Flag Duty began gigging again, with a tight yet energetic set meeting excited crowds. Following the release of fan favourite “The Spiel”, Flag Duty will go on to take the support reigns for many artists, including hometown heroes Shag Rock . With much more still in store, the future is bright for Flag Duty.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

07 Jul 2021

Triple J
35

I can't help but hear a bit of MCR with that "carry on" refrain - but while that band were all about the darkness and drama, Flag Duty give us endearing positivity through the gloom.

I can't help but hear a bit of MCR with that "carry on" refrain - but while that band were all about the darkness and drama, Flag Duty give us endearing positivity through the gloom.

Review

Review by Ash McGregor Ash McGregor

11 Apr 2021

Triple J
40

this has the energy of The Jungle Giant's 'Learn to Exist' album, but with a classic Flag Duty flare. i'm very much here for it

this has the energy of The Jungle Giant's 'Learn to Exist' album, but with a classic Flag Duty flare. i'm very much here for it

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

08 Apr 2021

Triple J
40

The sun's jealous of Flag Duty and their song cos it's so warm and full of energy.

The sun's jealous of Flag Duty and their song cos it's so warm and full of energy.