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Gallery: Flipturn at Cat's Cradle, Carrboro NC

It was a chilly week in North Carolina but thankfully flipturn warmed up a cold night with a sold out show at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro. The young indie rockers had a successful 2022, hitting major festivals and a 3-month long North American tour and they seem to have no intention of slowing down. Since the 2017 release of their EP Heavy Colors, the group has steadily amassed a loyal fanbase that has grown exponentially, which was evident in the packed crowd on Friday night.

Openers Hotel Fiction first charmed the crowd with a performance stock full of rich harmonies and endearing lyrics. Back by a solid crew of musicians, Jessica Thompson and Jade Long have a bright future ahead of them in their music career.


flipturn then took the stage, opening with "The Fall," the introductory track to their latest release Shadowglow. Singer Dillon Basse has dramatically excellent vocals, ranging from delicate vibratos to throaty growls that interweave seamlessly. Madeline Jarman on bass and Devon VonBalson on drums are extremely charismatic, and Tristan Duncan on guitar and Mitch Fountain on synth are both tremendously talented. On stage, the band moves as one unit and their chemistry is top notch.

Their setlist was a healthy mix of old and new, and included a captivating cover of "Everybody Wants to Rule the World."

Their playful yet poignant music, complimented by dramatic vocals and catchy instrumentals, is built to last. Their sound is fresh, their energy is electric, and they seem to have just as much fun playing as their fans do dancing along. If you're a North Carolina fan and missed them this time, they'll be coming back to the state and playing Asheville with Mt. Joy in April.

Full gallery below:

Photos by Keira Lindgren


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