Flipron collaberate with Specials frontman for new track “The Comet Returns”

The legendary Neville Staple lends vocals and lyrics to the band's latest single.

Posted on Oct 5th, 2012 in Videos, Flipron, Tiny Dog Records / By James Pullin
Purveyors of ramshackle barrelhouse Britpop Flipron return with their latest track "The Comet Returns", and this time they've brought a rather special guest along with them. The national instituion that is Specials frontman Neville Staple lends his considerable vocal talent to the track, and he was also enthused enough by Flipron to pitch in with the song writing as well. The result is a classic slice of ska that's been delivered piping hot from 1979 to today.

Taken from the bands fourth album Firework Shoes, "The Comet Returns" blends the band's usual surreal imagination with an unmistakeably British ska-sound. It's also worth noting that Flipron's musical roots run deeper than most; The Damned's drummer Rat Scabies helmed production of the album, meaning the band had not one, but two towering figures of British musical history working on their record.

Flipron songwriter & frontman Jesse Budd said of the record: “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 to be taken from the band's new album Firework Shoes, which is due to be released this month. 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.