Wild Flag live in the UK:
Fri 27 Jan Thekla Bristol
Sat 28 Jan The Rescue Rooms Nottingham
Sun 29 Jan The Cockpit Leeds
Mon 30 Jan Oran Mor Glasgow
Tues 31 Jan Sound Control Manchester
Wed 1 Feb Electric Ballroom London
Wild Flag is a Portland, Oregon and Washington, DC-based quartet consisting of Carrie Brownstein (guitar/vocals), Mary Timony (guitar/vocals), Rebecca Cole (keys/vocals) and Janet Weiss (drums/vocals).
The quartet has known one another for well over a decade as tour mates and band mates of varying proportions. If you draw a venn diagram illustrating the intersection of the various groups, Brownstein, Cole, Timony, and Weiss would all be in the same tiny spheres. Playing together felt almost inevitable.
Brownstein and Weiss were in Sleater-Kinney and toured with Timony's band Helium on numerous occasions. Brownstein and Timony collaborated in the late 1990's, on their project The Spells. They released one EP, The Age of Backwards, on K Records in 1999, and played a single live show in Olympia. Rebecca Cole's Portland-based band The Minders was a frequent opener for Sleater-Kinney. Weiss and Cole play together in the 1960's garage-rock cover band The Shadow Mortons.