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Flying Ibex

  • Flat Iron Square 68 Union Street London SE1 1TD UK (map)

Every Wednesday we are proud to present one heavyweight live act at Flat Iron Square. Delicious food and drinks are available, and like all the best parties, entry is free.


Led by singer and multi-instrumentalist Barnaby Keen, Flying Ibex are a London-based 4-piece, who have been performing in their current line-up since 2015 releasing two albums and two singles.

The group emerged from the alternative live music scene in South London in early 2011 alongside the likes of Mo Kolors, Melt Yourself Down and United Vibrations. Rooted in improvised dance music and experimental electronic music, their songs also encompass down-beat ballads and an array of acoustic instruments including saxophones, strings and tuned percussion.

Their first release 'Travel in Dangerous Places' was a solo album produced by Keen in 2012.
It featured the single 'Denial' which was a favourite of fellow South-london resident James Blake and received airplay on his Radio 1 show and on BBC Radio 6Music. 

Their second album, 'Habits' featured Nathaniel Keen on guitars/synths and Italian drummer/producer Davide De Rose who had just finished a stint playing with Ethio-Jazz legend Mulatu Astatke. The trio had been busy performing prior to recording and the resulting album captured their live set and was released by Electro/Noise label 'Bombshop'. 
Bass player and Violin-maker Colin Somervell joined Flying Ibex in 2015 for a string of festival performances in the UK and Europe and has remained as a core member of the band's writing and recording process since.

In late 2016 two self-produced singles were released by London label 'Best Laid plans' (the team behind Rag n Bone man and Rationale). The latter, 'Could Have Gone Your Way' received over 160,000 plays in it's first week and reached #24 on the Spotify's 'Global Viral Hits' chart.

I'm smitten with this record' - Tom Ravenscroft, BBC 6Music

'Stunning Music' - Simon Raymonde, Cocteau Twins/Bella Union Chief

'The shared experience of the quartet shows throughout.. natural, gentle grooves and effortless hooks' – The 405

The band will play two sets between 7 and 9pm


Earlier Event: October 11
Randolph Matthews Album Launch Experience
Later Event: October 18
Blue Lab Beats + Ruby Francis