Cult American alt-rock band, The Flaming Lips, is the latest band added to the star-studded roster for the T-Mobile INmusic Festival
Even in the world of alternative rock, only very rarely does a band stand out on account of their originality as much as The Flaming Lips. Since their start the US experimental rock band has firmly established itself as truly unique.
The Flaming Lips made a name for themselves on account of their layered arrangements and intriguing lyrics, odd song titles and their visually appealing live shows, which include costumes, balloons, dolls, video projections, complex light configurations... An unavoidable part of their performances is also the grand bubble in which frontman Wayne Coyne crowd walks.
Throughout the eighties and early nineties, after a couple of albums and EP's, the band was signed by Warner Bros. Records, hitting the charts in 1993 with the single "She Don't Use Jelly". The band achieved mass critical acclaim with their 1999 album "The Soft Bulletin" and "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" three years later. So far in their career, The Flaming Lips have released twelve studio albums and won three Grammys.
Their last album, "Embryonic" was released in 2009, the same year as their cover of Pink Floyd's 1973 rock gem "Dark Side of the Moon". The Flaming Lips have collaborated with some of the biggest names in rock including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beck and The White Stripes. This summer, they will grace the main stage at the T-Mobile INmusic Festival.