Where: Halifax, NS
The Flakes was founded in 2017 by guitarist Adam Sweeney and drummer Kyle Merson. They’ve been on a rampage in their native Nova Scotia and beyond ever since they hit the scene. Bigger shows like the Mount Funky music festival have helped the band begin to make a name for themselves, and a particular highlight the band has seen so far was an appearance at Toronto’s legendary Horseshoe Tavern.
The Flakes released their nine-track LP, Elephant in the Room, in November 2021 and work on its follow-up, Pink Jetstream, started in April 2022. The band’s sound blends dreamy guitars and vocals with unorthodox rhythms and melancholy atmospheres.