A mediocre drummer by trade, Davy Flats’ first dalliance into the music industry was in 2008, when he formed The Coonics (later Strange Boats) with three childhood friends. After releasing a number of well received singles and an album, the band took a break and Davy relocated from the west of Ireland to north London where he started writing his first songs at the age of 32. Described as charming and erudite indie-pop, Davy’s songs tend to be observations on contemporary topics such as Brexit, dating apps, infidelity, boredom and food fads. Currently recording his debut album, Davy has released several successful singles to date including Avocado and Snowflakes.
Avocado: A short song about nostalgia and consumerism; Avocado, refers to an ever-growing herd of people in 2018 with a champagne taste on a lemonade budget, and those who are genuinely concerned with supporting Fair Trade coffee shops from Monday to Friday but are less concerned where their Class As come from at the weekend. Added to various UK radio playlists (including Steve Lamacq BBC 6 Music, and John Kennedy Radio X), Avocado is an anthem for anyone who turns their back on bourgeois aspirations and is content with living a simple life.
Snowflakes: Following the EU referendum result in 2016, Davy noticed the subsequent fallout between London and the rest of the UK and he quickly penned Snowflakes, a song which Steve Lamacq described as "the sort of thing that might have tickled John Peel's fancy".