A raw, gritty sound isn't easy to find these days. Even harder to find is an act that is best heard live. Fronted by the eccentric, boogying, guitar slinging and flinging frontman Kenny Stiegele, The Flints' live shows are full of energy and stripped down, organic material that can be both subtle and in your face. You come away feeling as though the band has given you something you can take home and keep.
It all began in 2011 when Kenny reached out via Facebookland looking for "someone with a Macbook to come jam." Bass player Steve Trabulsi responded and shortly thereafter brought in drummer Jake Smith. After a few months of writing some songs and jamming together The Worn Flints, a three-piece psych rock band from Columbus, Ohio, were born.
The Flints caught the attention of Alabama Shakes having opened for them at EXPRESS LIVE! (formerly the LC Pavilion). Shortly after seeing their show, Alabama Shakes asked them to go on a 4 date run as their opener in early 2016. The Flints opened for Catfish and the Bottlemen at Newport Music Hall in June of this year opening the door for them to go on a 15 date international tour as their support. Having just gotten off the road they are currently in studio recording for their next full length album for release in 2017.
The Worn Flints have seen much success in their career so far having opened multiple times, per the band's request, for Alabama Shakes and Catfish and the Bottlemen plus single dates opening for Royal Blood and Wolf Alice. The future holds great things for the band and they are stoked for what's to come. 2017 is poised to be their best year yet.
From the new album, Clementine. OUT NOW.
"The Worn Flints’ performance last night more than justifies their classification as a “rock” group – because “rock” is exactly what they did." -TapSongz.com
"Frontman Kenny Stiegele broke into several spine-chilling guitar solos throughout the set that drew the audience in. It is safe to say that their crazy amount of energy sets them apart from other bands in the scene." - umusicians.com
"The Worn Flints opened up for Catfish and The Bottlemen on October 10th, every member having amazing stage energy. I got to shoot the entire set of The Worm Flints, and I never got bored. They always had something great to offer, jumping around, flipping their hair, facial expressions, bending their bodies in ways I didn’t think were humanly possible. Amazing. The opener definitely won’t be an opener for long, get ready for some headlining shows with these guys." - thelpcollective.com