Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Flowers - Everybody's Dying To Meet You
The combination of guitar, bass and drums evokes, without imitating, such worthies as Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Galaxie 500, Shop Assistants, Black Tambourine, and Cocteau Twins. The songwriting has caught up with the promise of earlier recordings, and all the performances show increased confidence. But what takes Flowers from "good band, isn't it?" to "shut up and listen to this" is Rachel's voice. Impossibly high and clear as a bell, it is arresting, captivating, soothing and, to my ears, seductive. Whether riding the uptempo noise pop or filling in the colors on a slow song, Rachel's vocal are memorable and affecting. This is noise pop the way it should be played -- the Flowers are blooming early for Spring.
Everybody's Dying To Meet You is out now via Fortuna POP! in the UK and Kanine Records in the US. Flowers are Rachel Kenedy (vocals/bass), Sam Ayres (guitar), and Jordan Hockley (drums).