The Flips take me back to when The Bangs (later the Bangles) were playing in the early 80s -- girly, soulful, garagish and overall poppy. They have a sweet girl-group sound, but there's a hint of agression under there, tightly coiled and waiting to be released. Not unlike other contemporary girl-groups going the retro route like The Pepper Pots or The Pippettes, The Flips come across not nearly as plastic as the latter, and not as sweet as the former. Both of which give them an advantage.
The Flips -- That Girl Stacey