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Show Us Ya Tees: Tomina Vincent of Flynn Effect


If you're a metalhead then chances are you've got a wardrobe full of black t-shirts featuring the artwork and designs of some of your favourite bands that you love to listen to. We all have a particular shirt that you always go to, you've probably worn it countless times at the live shows you attend, drenched in beer and sweat, but still surviving. They might represent a special memory, a chronicle in your life, or just something that represents the music you love. They are the shirts that you can't wait to wear again after they've been washed and dried, so you can wear it with pride as soon as you can. Band tees are simply the uniform for those that are super passionate about music. For this edition, Tomina Vincent, vocalist of Brisbane's Flynn Effect, shares her favourite band tees with us.

Karnivool are one of my all time favourite bands and one of the main reasons I got involved with music in the first place. I remember stumbling upon them at a small venue on the Sunshine Coast back in 2007 and thinking to myself, this is what I want to do. This tee is particularly special because I followed almost the entire tour they did that year, I think it was 2009 or thereabouts. I went to Melbourne, Sydney, Tasmania, and watched both Brisbane shows as well. Every time I wear it, it just brings back great memories.

I went and saw Fleshgod on a whim and they tore the roof off of the Crowbar in Brisbane. I generally buy shirts at shows as a sort of keepsake, and there's always ​huge sentimental value. This was​ an incredibly impressive live show and I had to have a tee to commemorate it. I walked out of there inspired and I always want to feel that way after seeing a show, so this is a very special one.

One of the most original and exciting bands in the country, and an absolute blast to watch live. I got this one when I saw them at Solbar a few years back and I got to meet the band as well. We had a great time chatting about music and this shirt is like a warm hug from CIM. The album is amazing as well, so I'm pretty proud to put this on.

Sadly Sydonia disbanded recently, but they were one of the very first bands I got into when I arrived in Australia. They were swept into the whole prog movement of the mid 2000's with The Butterfly Effect, Karnivool, Rook, Mammal and Cog, but they had something a little different and I Identified with that. We subsequently became friends and this tee is falling apart a little bit, but it's probably one of the most special items in my wardrobe, so I'm going to wear it until it turns to dust.


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