Flowers return with their second album ‘Everybody’s Dying To Meet You’  and as one person who falls in love easily, I’m not ashamed to say I’m in love with this LP. If you spent your youth shoe gazing in the indie clubs on a Friday night to Cocteau Twins and Galaxie 500 this will be up your street. Who are the flowers? well, on vocals we have Rachel Kenedy, on guitar Sam Ayres and on drums Jordan Hockley.

Working  with producer Brian O’Shaughnessey  (The Clientele, Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine) the band recorded the album at Bark Studios in Walthamstow an old stomping ground of Sams who was born and spent most of his life in the area. There’s a wonderful ruff edge to the tracks giving it that back in the day cassette demo feel. Rachels melancholy ethereal vocals float above Sams full on indie guitar while Jordans tight drumming drives the tracks on, a great live band sound which would fill the floor at any local indie rock pop night.

Top tracks from this are (in my humble opinion) ‘Tammy‘ with its emotive transitions from a full on wall of sound to just simply vocals and deep guitar, think St Etienne but edgier and ‘Pull My Arm‘ which nearly didn’t make it onto the album. Written during rehearsals for their tour with Luna after the album recording sessions had finished they decided to get back to the studio and lay the tracks down, and good that they did as it’s a perfect catchy opener for the album. As my first introduction to Flowers I couldn’t recommend it more, not just your average indie shoegaze release.

 

Flowers: Everybody’s Dying To Meet You

Fortuna POP! CD/LP/DL

OUT 12 February

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Track List:

1. Pull My Arm

2. Bitter Pill

3. Ego Loss

4. All at Once

5. Intrusive Thoughts

6. How Do You Do

7. Tammy

8. Russian Doll

9. My Only Friend

10. Bathroom Sink

Feb 12th – Moth Club (album launch)