The Flow

The Flow
Have You Ever Been Down

‘Have you ever been down, have you ever been cheated…’ Yes. Yes I have. You probably have been too and that’s one reason you can connect with this track straight away.

The other reason that Essex boys, The Flow, appeal instantaneously is that they hang tantalisingly between funky and riffy, which is bound to please fans of either. Imagine the Spin Doctors combined with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, then combined with The Music.

Now presumably ( and I say this only because most songs do) there is a logical allocation of verse and chorus in this song, but there are three distinct parts on offer – two of which have a melody that claims chorus and one that’s part bridge and part reprise. Why am I talking about this? Well, because it really shows a ton of songwriting effort when every single vocal line is this good.

This band are well worth a listen if you’ve got a bit of a liking for Led Zep, The Music, RHCP, The Spin Doctors or The Stone Roses.

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Steve Fenton writes in our music, words, and culture categories. He was Editor in Chief for The Mag and covered live music for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues throughout the UK alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve is also a technical writer and programmer and writes gothic fiction. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.

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