In the time since 2015, flipturn has mushroomed to reaches far beyond the walls of the
Fernandina Beach garage they first practiced in. Built up by Dillon Basse (lead vocals/rhythm
guitar), Tristan Duncan (lead guitar), Madeline Jarman (bass), Mitch Fountain (synth), and
Devon VonBalson (drums), the band is walking proof that the DIY approach is still alive and well
in the modern music world. Growing up and maturing as musicians in a way that can only be
done by spending years on the road together, flipturn is primed to usher in the era of their debut
A flipturn live show is a complete and total release of inhibitions, from the band to the crowd
alike. The fever dream energy of their live shows has positioned flipturn as a metaphorical
musical sun, holding fans in a trancelike orbit. Basse has a quality to his voice that absolutely
ensnares the listener and pulls them deeply into the moment around them. The overall
magnetism of the band has allowed them to bring the intimate qualities of their small town roots
to a global audience.
Back in 2017, flipturn released their debut EP Heavy Colors, which introduced the world to
enduring favorites like “Chicago” and “Vanilla.” The following year saw the release of
the Citrona EP and some of the band’s most beloved music to date. Most recently, Something
You Needed was released right before the world shut down. During the pandemic, the band
released a variety of live performances of fan favorites to keep the feeling of live shows fresh,
even from home.
With over 40 million streams on Spotify alone, countless sold out shows across the US, and
tours with Mt.Joy, Rainbow Kitten Surprise and Wilderado, the band has a lead foot on the gas
pedal. This year, flipturn will be joining the prestigious lineups of Bonnaroo, Shaky Knees,
SXSW, Hangout, Sunfest, and Treefort to name a handful. Fans can also look forward to the
upcoming release of their debut album in 2022.