'Orkney’s flakebelly continues his strong form with the engagingly unusual 3 Little Rooms. With a slightly shuffling beat, the vocal matches a mainly pentatonic melody played on an echoing piano. It pushes him up into his upper range with a kind of held back, slightly whispery style that contrasts the moments where he ups the dynamics. Meanwhile whistling sounds come and go. It is a simple but really effective format and, when a bit of subtle slide guitar and other sounds permeate the mix later on, they really add to its momentum. Refreshingly individual and very likeable'
'flakebelly has released his new album, Behaviours that is full of soul munchies that remind us of the important things and values that sustain and keep us. Hailing from Orkney Islands, the songsmith populates his sound with a small town charm that allures us with its simplicity and minimalism. The multi-instrumentalist, folk singer-songwriter has an unlimited supply of nostalgia that he generously shares with us'
'Some songs are like Prince’s Purple Rain, simple yet etched in your memory forever. flakebelly has his new EP out called Behaviours. It is a tip of the hat to unbridled creativity, simplicity reigning supreme and an out pour of emotions. This is what makes this track tick'
'The fourteenth single released since 2020’s debut album, ‘Rotten!’, BALANCE CLOWN continues flakebelly’s incessant search for new moods and diverse sonic textures. Acoustic jazz meets pop harmonies, with hints of eastern funk flavor and a side order of beat poetry'