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Flowers - postponed, new date TBC

Friday, 19 February 2016 - 8:00pm
 
Terrible news!
 
Due to unforeseen circumstances* the Flowers show on 19th February is being postponed, new date tbc.
 
We were really excited about this one and can only offer our apologies to anyone who has bought a ticket or was planning to attend. Please don't hesitate to contact us to either transfer your ticket to the new date or have your money refunded if you can't make the new date when announced.
 
Online ticket vendors are being contacted.
 
FLOWERS
 
There’s something great about a three-piece—think The Cocteau Twins, The Clean, Galaxie 500—and the way that irreducible nucleus takes its strength from its limitations, making a virtue of its purity. And so it is with London trio Flowers, returning with their second album Everybody's Dying To Meet You in February 2016 via Fortuna Pop! (EU) and Kanine (US). Over the course of ten intensely thrilling pop songs, singer Rachel Kenedy's ethereal vocals and Sam Ayres' textured guitar is backed by the powerful, metronomic beat of drummer Jordan Hockley.
 
 
The inception of Flowers started with Ayres searching for a singer for over a year when he posted one last fateful advert, stating he wanted to make pop songs like "early Madonna through a broken tape machine." This led him to Kenedy, and peculiarly, the forming of Flowers. Right away the two fell into a deeply creative and romantic partnership. Currently sharing a flat in East London with their adorable dog Batman, they restore vintage musical equipment and feverishly create demos.
 
The first batch, polished up by none other than Bernard Butler, turned into debut Do What You Want To, It's What You Should Do released in 2013. Created during a period of illness for Ayres, the result is an album that whilst receiving great critical acclaim, was necessarily subdued.
 
 
For Everybody’s Dying to Meet You the band retreated to Bark Studios in Walthamstow to work with producer Brian O'Shaughnessey (The Clientele, Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine), a return home for Ayres, who was born and spent most of his life in the area.  It proved to be the perfect fit for Flowers, the sessions enabling them to capture the essence of both their dynamic live sound and their distortion-laden home demos. Effortlessly blending pop songs with noise while leaving space for more stripped back elements, the recordings strike a perfect balance between the sweetness of Kenedy’s voice and Ayres’ abrasive guitar stylings. Their musical inspiration from shoegaze, C86 and New Zealand’s Flying Nun label is now evident.
 
“A little Jesus And Mary Chain, a lot of Black Tambourine, and one hell of a voice." doNYC
 
“Who could fail to be enamoured with Flowers? ... Guitarist Sam Ayers switches from sweet indie/jangle pop to a denser shoegaze sound without neglecting melody, drummer Jordan’s pounds out unadorned but always engaging and inventive beats, while the absolutely spellbinding Rachel Kenedy alternates between clutching her bass guitar and herself while drawing the whole enterprise together with her delicate and precise vocals.” Overblown
 
INDIA MILL
 
 
India Mill is a four-piece alternative indie-rock band with a hard, classic rock edge. Their songs have drawn comparisons to current artists such as The National, Elbow and The War on Drugs along with the more classic rock stylings of bands such as Walking Papers, Jack White and The Black Keys
 
Their lyrics fuse both the everyday politics of modern day family life with the turmoil of witnessing the Britain’s so-called Big Society coming apart at the seams. Neighbouring Blackburn’s population has a life expectancy seven years below the UK average, many of the town’s children are in care and radical extremist politics is used to divide previously tight knit working class communities. This is India Mill’s homeland, our homeland, this is Britain in crisis, this is The Big Society broken in two...
 
"When I first heard India Mill, it was love at first chord: their edgy alternative rock ‘n’ roll just couldn’t leave me unimpressed..." Rock Britain Magazine
 
"The introspective anxiety of Radiohead with the seismic swagger of Oasis... A psychedelic slice of existentialist angst..." Fresh On The Net
 
"Sounded effin’ terrific coming through the radio speakers just now..." Tom Robinson - BBC 6Music 
 
AVISO
 
 
These Chorley lads may be pretty new kids on the block, but that hasn't stopped them blowing unsuspecting audiences away with their fresh new blend of indie rock and power pop. They released debut single 'Ignite the Stars' this past December. 
 
FLOWERS come to The Continental with support from INDIA MILL and AVISO on Friday 19th February 2016.
 
Tickets are just £5 and are available NOW from SEE Tickets, WeGotTickets & Skiddle
 
Available in person from the venue (01772 499 425) and Action Records (01772 884 772) 
 
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